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Chelsea Clinton Grills Rick Warren on Same-Sex Marriage: VIDEO


Marriage equality advocate Chelsea Clinton interviewed Pastor Rick Warren on Rock Center last night.

Warren accused Clinton of pursuing a "hidden agenda" when she asked Warren if there's a difference between being able to accept someone's right to marry whomever they choose to, and whether or not he would approve of their choice.

Responds Warren: "What do you expect a Christian pastor to answer? I don't believe the Bible anymore?...Gay marriage might become the rule someday. That doesn't mean it's right."


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  1. A "Christian Pastor" who "believes the Bible" knows what a bunch of hogwash using the Book as basis for this line of reasoning is. He is a charlatan of the highest order.

    Posted by: Jeff Kurtti | Dec 21, 2012 10:01:07 AM

  2. Chelsea speaks truth to power and Warren shows why the young flee his kind of fundamentalism in every religion. Don't cry to me when you find out payback's a dog, honey.

    Posted by: bamjaya | Dec 21, 2012 10:01:14 AM

  3. He sure makes a lot of false analogies and comparisons in such a short frame of time.

    Posted by: Djeip | Dec 21, 2012 10:03:26 AM

  4. If you love me, then shouldn't you want me to have the same rights as you.

    Posted by: T | Dec 21, 2012 10:04:42 AM

  5. He tries to make it all sound so sweet and kind and warm and fuzzy except that we're not talking about liking or not liking rhubarb pie, we're talking about the fundamental rights of individuals.

    Posted by: Oliver | Dec 21, 2012 10:05:55 AM

  6. Man Warren is so condescending...

    Posted by: Remote Patrolled | Dec 21, 2012 10:07:50 AM

  7. What the good pastor doesn't understand is that when he and his wife disagree with one another, they still go back to being equal members of society when the disagreement is over.

    How fundamentally obstuse, ignorant and - well - dumb - of him not to understand that. It's not a difficult concept.

    Posted by: Rob Halpin | Dec 21, 2012 10:10:53 AM

  8. If your source of authority is your god, then you must necessarily fight for a theocracy.

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Dec 21, 2012 10:17:02 AM

  9. Does anybody take idiots like Warren seriously? He and his ilk are a sad embarrassment.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Dec 21, 2012 10:19:08 AM

  10. And with love I say, "He can go piss up a rope"

    Posted by: Patrick | Dec 21, 2012 10:21:03 AM

  11. Before I watched the clip, my question was the same as Warren's, "Why is she asking this?". What does she expect this guy to say differently than he's already said? The whole interview had nice production values, but it was indeed a rehash of questions that have been asked and answered.

    Why do people care so much about this particular big shot preacher that they have to hear the same answers over and over again? It would have been much more interesting to interview several small town ministers, both pro and against marriage equality, especially those whose opinions have evolved.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Dec 21, 2012 10:22:00 AM

  12. All these "Nation's pastors" need to go jump in a lake.

    The next time gov't invites a "spiritual" person to lead a moment of prayer or meditation, they ought to find someone worthy- obviously outside of the dominant Xtianity.

    Posted by: Pete N SFO | Dec 21, 2012 10:27:52 AM

  13. The Bible also give thumbs up to slavery. (specifically Paul, in the New Testament) Same argument used by "Christian Pastors" to discourage the abolition of slavery in the US of A. As Christian Pastor I must support slavery. "

    Posted by: rapture | Dec 21, 2012 10:40:08 AM

  14. I'm guessing he doesn't believe gluttony is still a deadly sin.

    btw, isn't this the man who is partly responsible for the Kill The Gays bill in Uganda? F*ck him.

    Posted by: Michael | Dec 21, 2012 10:53:39 AM

  15. Chelsea clinton dropped the ball here. Whether he 'agrees' with me or not is moot. He as no right to feel entitled to legislate against my rights. Attack him with his own language. I don't need/want his Love. Get out of the way of my rights. This guy was wide opened to be taken down. Opportunity missed.

    Posted by: jpk | Dec 21, 2012 11:09:28 AM

  16. This generation's Elmer Gantry is an affront to thinking men and women everywhere.
    A previous comment was correct. The fraud has been instrumental in bringing his brand of Xtian fundamentalism to Africa-paving the way for the proposed genocide of gay people in Africa. Another wonderful legacy of the odiously pious American theocrats.

    Posted by: nick | Dec 21, 2012 11:18:50 AM

  17. I hope Chelsea washed her hands thoroughly after that meeting, and then took a long, hot shower before putting those clothes in the fire place.

    Posted by: you can't be too careful | Dec 21, 2012 11:20:30 AM

  18. I'd like to hear his opinions on "gays' in the broader context of his other "Christian" beliefs - how does he feel about Jews?

    How does he feel about the more than 6 million exterminated in the holocaust? are they in Hell for not being "Christians"?

    can jews marry? Atheists? which specific Christian denominations will lead to damnation, and not his planned salvation?

    in those nuances, the emperor reveals himself to be naked.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Dec 21, 2012 11:28:21 AM

  19. Gay marriage & marijuana being legalized on the same day. It all makes sense now.

    Leviticus 20:13- "If a man lays with another man, he should be stoned."

    We were just interpreting it wrong.

    Posted by: RC | Dec 21, 2012 11:58:23 AM

  20. He is dumb!

    Posted by: Jim | Dec 21, 2012 12:20:39 PM

  21. Utter garbage. Clinton isn't a real journalist, but I've seen many experienced journalists fail to aggressively question the contradictions and hypocrisies of charlatans like Warren. This gluttonous pig of a man talks about 'loving a person' but not agreeing with everything they do. But that's a complete avoidance of the question. You can't love a person whose rights you don't respect. You may try to rationalize your feelings as 'love', but it's really just coercion. And in the case of a religious huckster like Warren, it's less about love and more about distracting you while he picks your pocket.

    He merits nothing but contempt and disdain.

    Posted by: Goddog | Dec 21, 2012 12:23:58 PM

  22. His girth and diction remind me of Comic Book Guy on the Simpsons

    Posted by: Bart | Dec 21, 2012 12:32:20 PM

  23. The Bible is an indoctrination manual for "Christian" pastors.

    Jesus said he is the alpha and the omega. People can only come to the Father through the Son. Not the Bible.

    Posted by: Mark B | Dec 21, 2012 1:19:36 PM

  24. I don't think Ms Clinton "dropped the ball" here at all. Instead of vivisectioning the guy Mike Wallace style, which admittedly would have been fun to watch, she asked carefully thought out and well-placed questions and in the process gave Warren just enough rope with which to hang himself. By the end of the clip he was drowning in his own religious babble. I say well done, Chelsea Clinton.

    Posted by: Scott Amundsen | Dec 21, 2012 1:29:27 PM

  25. Obama royally screwed up when he invited Warren to give a prayer at the inauguration. Back in 2008, Warren hosted a debate between Obama and McCain. When he attempted the same this summer, neither wanted any part of it. One can hope Warren has no role at thie inauguration.

    @Mark B: LOL In fact, some Christians believe there are "anonymous Christians", which are people who really believe in Jesus even though they really don't know it since they reject Jesus - this way people like Jews can be saved. I much prefer a doctrine with precedent in traditional Christianity that the righteous in everey generation will be saved.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Dec 21, 2012 1:37:30 PM

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