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Rick Warren: Gay Orientation Is Natural, Like Arsenic

Rick Warren recently said on CNN that, if you’re gay and act on your orientation, you’re doing something akin to punching a person in the nose or cheating on your spouse! Oh, and being gay is like arsenic. Here’s his … Continue reading

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Chick-fil-A Hate-In: Dan Cathy and Rick Warren Gloat over the Chick-fil-A Hate-In of Gay People

Here’s the president of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, publicly claiming to focus on his chicken business, not supporting hatred of gay people: Dan T. Cathy ‏@dancathy I’m keeping the main thing, the main thing. Chick-fil-A is about great food, great service and … Continue reading

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“We’re a nation not just where you are free to believe or not to believe; we’re a nation founded for Him”: Rick Warren, Kathryn Jean Lopez, and the Theocratic Temptation

Kathryn Jean Lopez, of the National Catholic Register, offers a theocratic spin to the meaning of America (and Obama’s inauguration prayer): Rick Warren reminded us why all eyes were on the Capitol steps that Tuesday afternoon: “in His name.” We’re a … Continue reading

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A Farewell Song to George Bush

What a relief!

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“What if the mightiest word is love?”: See Here Elizabeth Alexander’s Poem (Read at Barack Obama’s Inauguration)

In contrast with Rick Warren’s depressingly prosaic, tone deaf, sectarian and artless invocation, I thought Elizabeth Alexander’s poem was a genuinely spiritual moment during the inauguration—a “prayer,” if you will—and a moving affirmation of human work, longing, and the supremacy of love—and “walking … Continue reading

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“Everything great done in this world is done by passionate people”: Rick Warren Likens the Contemporary Jesus Movement to Leninism, Maoism, and the Hitler Youth Movements

In the video clip above, hearing Rick Warren appeal to mass totalitarian movements as MODELS for passionate mass organizing, I couldn’t help but think of W.B. Yeats’s poem, “The Second Coming,” specifically this line: The best lack all conviction, while … Continue reading

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