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Rick Warren: Saddlebacking is a Purpose Driven Connection


Matt Rettenmund at Boy Culture notes that Pastor Rick Warren is publishing a new magazine (featuring an interview with Obama in its first issue) with a title more suited for a gay hook-up site.

Slogger and sex columnist Dan Savage held a contest to determine what might be a proper definition for the term "saddlebacking" (in honor of Rick Warren's Saddleback Church) and the definition above prevailed:

"Saddlebacking: The phenomenon of Christian teens engaging in anal sex in order to preserve their virginities."

A purpose-driven connection if I've ever heard one.

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  1. More Santorum for the Saddlebacking virgins!

    Posted by: MAJeff | Jan 28, 2009 1:34:12 PM

  2. YES!!! I was hoping that one would win. I know Dan wanted it to win too.

    I did like the logic behind the suggestion that it should be a word for anal sex with a condom, as opposed to "barebacking". It makes perfect sense!

    But then I see safe sex as a positive thing, and thinking about Warren and his church makes me hate life.

    If we ever come up with a word for anal sex with a condom I want it to be something positive and uplifting.

    Posted by: Eshto | Jan 28, 2009 1:45:33 PM

  3. Warren better hope that the paps don't get photos of him and his boy toys playing around in his guest house behind his mega mansion otherwise we'll have to be subjected to yet ANOTHER hypocritical religious leader living a double life. :)

    Posted by: SFshawn | Jan 28, 2009 1:54:00 PM

  4. It's legal in Washington state...would someone please euthanize Dan Savage?

    Posted by: Dr. Kervorkian | Jan 28, 2009 1:55:22 PM

  5. I am so sick of Dan Savage.

    Posted by: GayRepublican | Jan 28, 2009 2:14:27 PM

  6. Unproductive and juvenile.

    Dan Savage and others should invest more energy into effectively confronting bigotted homophobes like D.L. Hughley instead of generating this kind of meaningless negativity.

    Posted by: paul c | Jan 28, 2009 2:22:42 PM

  7. Meh

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 28, 2009 2:26:48 PM

  8. Because everyone knows that DL Hughley reaches far more people with his homophobic bible thumping, Paul C... Oy gevalt.

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 28, 2009 2:29:04 PM

  9. Bravo Dan, Bravo Andy. Others: Jebus, get a funnybone, and pick your battles. Honestly.

    Posted by: ChadNYC | Jan 28, 2009 2:30:53 PM

  10. I am so sick of gay Republicans.

    Posted by: crispy | Jan 28, 2009 2:37:26 PM

  11. This is FANTASTIC!! I'm so glad this is the definition that won-out. Its so very appropriate.

    Posted by: Ray | Jan 28, 2009 2:44:22 PM

  12. If this kind of thing were against us gay people, it would be called "hate speech." If we are going to get along in this new Obama era, how can we allow ourselves to participate in such things?

    Posted by: Neil | Jan 28, 2009 2:52:18 PM

  13. No, actually, Tank, because Dan Savage was on DL Hughley's mainstream, nationwide television show and was completely impotent and worthless in challenging Hughley's anti-gay viewpoints....which he espouses on his mainstream, nationwide television show.

    But making up little slurs about someone's church name is a really effective tool in promoting gay rights among the mainstream too, I guess.

    Posted by: paul c | Jan 28, 2009 2:54:35 PM

  14. Right on about D.L. Hughley! We should also not focus on holding rallies in queer neighborhoods, and hold them in neighborhoods where homophobia needs to be confronted: East L.A., Watts, Compton. Beverly Hills not so much.

    Posted by: | Jan 28, 2009 3:23:31 PM

  15. Dan Savage isn't a politician or even a political columnist. He's a sex columnist who comes up with off the wall shit and puts it out there. I won't defend the DL Hughley exchange - that was embarassing on several fronts. But this is just supposed to be funny, like the Santorum thing.

    Posted by: Jay | Jan 28, 2009 6:24:19 PM

  16. Yeah, Dan Savage is a real tool. His sex column dispenses advice in a sex-positive way that is wickedly funny and spot on. He then uses his well-earned street cred with the next generation of straights to enlighten them that the religious bigots out there that are against gay rights are the same assholes who would deny straights the right to sex education, contraception and abortion. And by using names associated with repuglican leaders to coin terms for embarrassing sex acts that then enter the national lexicon, he points out the hypocrisy of said leaders every time someone utters them. I'm, like, so sick of that too.

    Posted by: Christopher | Jan 28, 2009 7:06:14 PM

  17. anal is lieu of birth control is commonplace in Rome amongst Catholic unmarried straights. Nice that the USA is catching up.

    Posted by: Lorenzo | Jan 28, 2009 9:03:00 PM

  18. Whoever skimmed CHRISTOPHER's post above, please go back and read it.

    Spot on.

    Posted by: Rey | Jan 28, 2009 11:37:58 PM

  19. Crispy, we ain't going anywhere, sweetie. Sorry to burst your bubble.

    Posted by: GayRepublican | Jan 29, 2009 12:07:31 AM

  20. No wonder they don't want gay men to legally marry. Who would the str8 christian men have sex with after church on Sunday afternoons? LoL

    Posted by: matt goldman | Jan 30, 2009 12:08:57 PM

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