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Rick Warren Blasts Concept of Tolerance, Claims Gay Marriage is Orwellian 'Doublespeak' - VIDEO

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On Piers Morgan's CNN show last night, megachurch pastor Rick Warren was again asked about his thoughts on same-sex marriage. In the ensuing discussion, Warren spoke out against tolerance, saying the concept "has been changed to mean all ideas are equally valid." 

Warren also shared his thoughts on the dystopian underpinnings behind 'redefining' marriage:

"I think historically, around the world, the vast majority of people would say marriage means one man and one woman in a commitment. Don't take a term and make it something different. Orwell talked about doublespeak, where words mean the exact opposite of what they used to mean."

Towards the end of the clip, when asked by Morgan if he could envision a time in the future where he and other Christians support full equality for LGBT citizens, Warren shot down the idea with the following answer that led to scattered applause in the audience:

"I cannot see that happening in my life. I fear the disapproval of God more than I fear your disapproval or the disapproval of society."


[via The New Civil Rights Movement]


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  1. Ricky's beliefs are well known. Piers Morgan's continual slide into obscurity and irrelevance continues. "Pastor" Warren has made a career and a healthy bank account to boot- on his intolerance and hate. You think he is going to change his mind? His theocratic double-speak would make Elmer Gantry blush....

    Posted by: Nick | Dec 7, 2013 4:19:05 PM

  2. Rick Warren is a Southern Baptist. Why should we expect anything different from him?

    Posted by: Michael | Dec 7, 2013 4:22:28 PM

  3. These people's knowledge of history and literature are in so low level, I wonder have they ever read one book?

    Posted by: Matt27 | Dec 7, 2013 4:26:54 PM

  4. I strongly suspect is son killed himself because he was gay.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 7, 2013 4:27:37 PM

  5. 1984 was a fictional novel. An he's a southern Baptist. Say no more.

    Posted by: Rob | Dec 7, 2013 4:30:01 PM

  6. Typical christian. They need to practice what they preach, WWJD?

    Posted by: Stephen | Dec 7, 2013 4:37:29 PM

  7. does this god he fears lack the balls to take care of these perceived problems himself, or does he not exist except as a tool for intolerant behavior

    Posted by: terry | Dec 7, 2013 4:38:32 PM

  8. he can stuff his gawd where our STAR don't shine!

    Posted by: disgusted American | Dec 7, 2013 4:45:34 PM

  9. Oh, Rick, I'm really not scared of your non-existent god. If your god is so powerful and so anti-gay, why is marriage equality legal in so many places (and soon to be more)? Couldn't your god prevent this from happening? Why didn't he/she/it? Either your god is a pussy or he/she/it doesn't agree with you. Or he/she/it's not real. You lost, Rick, get over it. In 20 years we'll talk about you the way we talk about George Wallace now.

    Posted by: plinx | Dec 7, 2013 4:56:01 PM

  10. He fears god's disapproval? How pathetic to live life through fear of a myth. Does he also check under the bed before he sleeps in case the bogey man is there?

    Posted by: John Freeman | Dec 7, 2013 4:57:36 PM

  11. So Oprah, are you still going to give a platform for this ignorant fool on your network?

    Posted by: Jude | Dec 7, 2013 5:08:29 PM

  12. "Marriage" is uniting two things into ONE. If things can be married together (and it is common in language to refer to things like cooking styles or musical styles being 'married' to other styles) then we can use the word to describe two PEOPLE being joined together into a single union.

    It's festering amoral turds like Warren who use the doublespeak, pretending that "Traditional Marriage" includes the idea of "one man + one or more baby-making chattel".

    Why do people continue to give irrational hate-mongers platforms? *sigh*

    Posted by: Jexer | Dec 7, 2013 5:14:00 PM

  13. Saw this and was the first time I have seen him talk. He is a fat ass nelly queen. Look at his mannerisms. So sick of self loathing gay men like him.

    Burn in hell faggot

    Posted by: michael | Dec 7, 2013 5:14:17 PM

  14. er... pretending that "Traditional Marriage" >doesn't< include.

    Some day I'll learn to proofread properly before posting.

    Posted by: Jexer | Dec 7, 2013 5:14:59 PM

  15. Rick Warren is a man full of bile and hatred.

    Pathetic person....

    Actually, isn't marriage best defined as "between two single adults"? (Or does Rick want to include 13 year-olds in the South....?)

    Posted by: TonyJazz | Dec 7, 2013 5:19:09 PM

  16. Pres. Obama should be ASHAMED for allowing this worthless man to speak at the first Inauguration!

    Posted by: Bobby | Dec 7, 2013 5:19:16 PM

  17. His sentiment mostly translates as "I make more money this way".

    Posted by: anon | Dec 7, 2013 5:28:38 PM

  18. This is a good reminder as to why no decent person should give even one red cent to Rick Warren, but should donate to a good human rights organization, such as GSLEN, Lambda Legal, GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign or Freedom To Marry, instead!

    Posted by: RonCharles | Dec 7, 2013 5:33:03 PM

  19. Nope. More uneducated trash from the uneducated trash Rick Warren. Orwell was writing about fascist barbarians like the illiterate Rick Warren.

    Posted by: Sean | Dec 7, 2013 5:35:04 PM

  20. Rick Warren goes on TV to show everyone exactly why his youngest son chose suicide-by-gun.

    The man is responsible for his own son's suicide. Congrats, RIck! You'd rather a dead kid than a gay one and you got exactly what you wanted.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 7, 2013 5:35:04 PM

  21. Just another useless parasite for Jesus.

    Posted by: David | Dec 7, 2013 5:39:11 PM

  22. Where are the NALTs? They'll never say anything against a fellow Christian, but they are always ready to pounce on atheists when they speak out against hateful Christians.

    Posted by: Merv | Dec 7, 2013 5:50:38 PM

  23. Jesus never mentioned homosexuality at all. You would think if homosexuality was so terrible Jesus would have made a point of mentioning it. However, Jesus is very clear in the Gospel that any married person who gets a divorce and marries again is committing adultery. And yet, I'm sure this hypocrite has no problem condoning divorce. Jesus also warned us to beware the hypocrisy of religious leaders. A "brood of vipers" He called them.

    Posted by: Donnie | Dec 7, 2013 5:54:53 PM

  24. Why not ask him his concept of the origin of human beings. He must be against the concept of evolution since it contradicts God's words.

    Posted by: simon | Dec 7, 2013 6:00:32 PM

  25. If he has fear concerning gay marriage, then he should not get gay married. But he does not have the right to force others to only get straight married. That is asking all lgbt humans to lie to themselves and everyone else including the spouse that has been hoodoo'ed into thinking they are being loved honesly. This only leads to divorce and broken hearts in the end. I know since I have been there and done that to someone who did NOT deserve the heartache that resulted. He oonly has the right to speak for himself and should not be forcing his own beliefs on ALL of the world.

    Posted by: ToThePoint | Dec 7, 2013 6:04:19 PM

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