Saturday, April 11, 2009

Update on the lying Rick Warren

As I previously blogged, Rev. Rick Warren, Obama's favorite fundamentalist nutter, was caught in a blatant lie, as the videos in the post below prove. Mr. Warren loves the spotlight and loves seeing his chubby little face on television. But seeking out the media, as he does, is problematic, especially when you preach morality but tell porkers on TV.

Now Warren's church has their PR people involved, yes, they do have PR people. They are trying to make it appear that Rev. Warren actually didn't lie. Their official position is: "When Dr. Warren told Larry King that he never campaigned for California's Proposition 8, he was referring to not participating in the official two-year organized advocacy effort specific to the ballot initiative in that state, based on his focus and leadership on other compassion issues." If that isn't vomit inducing what is?

First, if you watched the video you will see that Saddleback Church's PR people are lying a second time. Warren didn't just say that he never campaigned in the two year period before Prop 8 got on the ballot. He also said he never issued a statement, that in spite of the video statement that he did issue. Second, since when was stripping people of their right to marry a "compassion issue?" Christian compassion is like being liberated by George Bush—I hope no one has to go through that experience.

Meanwhile, the crazy Maggie Gallagher, who blamed gays for unwed mothers, released the following television commercial which played nationally. For the record, none of these people are who they say they are. They are paid actors. Apparently over $1 million was spent on this ad campaign before it was pulled due to the loud laughter it invoked.

Look familiar?

Photo: Rick Warren attempting to eat the president as a snack between his first and second lunch.

UPDATE: Mr. Warren is finding that the mainstream media knows, and is reporting, that he lied to Larry King and King's television audience. Once these lies got widespread blog publicity even journalists figured it out. Warren was supposed to appear on ABC's This Week show but literally refused to do so at the last minute, claiming he suffered from exhaustion. Exhaustion is what politicians get when caught lying to the public. I assume Mr. Warren caught a bad case of it when rubbing shoulders with the political elite.

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