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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Rick Warren’s Disagreeable Positions on Same Sex Marriage, Judaism, and the Reproductive Rights of Women

I thought I’d never see the day when Huffington Post writer Bob Cesca would actually criticize the One, but get a load of this:

“This is about fighting back in the age of Obama.

‘“The maxim that's been most often tossed around this week to explain the Warren invitation has been: ‘We can disagree without being disagreeable.’ Some supporters of the president-elect's choice of invocation speaker have grappled onto this idea in the spirit of the Obama change message and used it as a blanket explanation for why we should embrace Rick Warren -- even though his more controversial remarks, by the way, are nothing if not ‘disagreeable.’

‘“It's important to underscore that this maxim, while repeated in the spirit of unity, also contains the word ‘disagree.’

““And it goes without saying that many of us vigorously disagree with Rick Warren's comments on same-sex marriage and abortion, not to mention his vocal condemnation to hell anyone who doesn't abandon their Judaism. But for whatever reason, we're expected to just go along with this one as if Warren were just another random pastor. We're expected to just suck it up and take it even though some of his public statements have denigrated millions of Americans. We're told by very serious people to grow up. You know, in the spirit of not being ‘disagreeable.’”

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