Obama’s Pal, Rick Warren, Thinks the Gays are Fools

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Does Obama think we’re stupid? Apparently so.

Rick Warren, the gluttonous pastor who Obama hand-selected to deliver the inaugural invocation next month, was photographed here trying to do some image repair by actually embracing the Gay at West Hollywood’s Out of the Closet thrift store.

West Hollywood is the west coast LA gay mecca and Out of the Closet resells clothes and books and the profits go to free HIV testing and AIDS charities.

Frankly, I’m tired of seeing pictures of this fat homophobe with his ham arms draped around the nearest Gay.

This blog is still DEMANDING the president-elect uninvite Rick Warren from the inaugural festivities or he will limp into his first term with the negative baggage that comes from angering the LGBT community, the Netroots, and women.

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24 Responses to Obama’s Pal, Rick Warren, Thinks the Gays are Fools

  1. R.J. says:

    Barack Obama will not disinvite him.

    God, I miss the days when the worst thing Obama’s pastors said were “God Damn America”.

  2. FPOR says:

    We don’t hate the sinner, we hate the sin.

  3. Randy Arroyo says:

    This entire thing has become a public relations nightmare for Obama and he hasn’t even been sworn into office yet. The best thing Obama could do is cut his loses and tell Rick Warren his services aren’t needed.

  4. Roger says:

    Demand that Obama uninvite him? Seriously? Do you realize that this kind of ridiculous demand makes those of us on the left look like? Oh–well, let me tell you; it makes us look like the very thing that we’re fighting against.

    Come on people; Warren’s not being nominated to a Cabinet position. He’s doing a frakking prayer (to an Imaginary Sky Friend albeit)–somehow, all of us are turning this into some sort of “Warren’s agenda is now Obama’s agenda” (and didn’t this nonsense happen with Jeremiah Wright? Oops, sure damned did) when there ‘s no such evidence to point to that. Seriously; let’s get a grip, calm the fuck down, and realize that Obama’s playing chess, while a lot of us seem to be stuck playing Go Fish. Note how Warren’s had to change his tune.

  5. kellybelle says:

    I want Warren to go away, too. But I can’t give up my Barack. Out of the Closet used to have the best furniture.

  6. Mauigirl says:

    I guess he’s a typical example of “some of my best friends are…” whatever.

    I don’t think he’s fooling anyone.

  7. JollyRoger says:

    Obama has made what one would charitably call a miscalculation. The publicity enrues he will not back away from it now.

    He still clings to the fantasy that somehow, he can get the Jesusistanis to tolerate having his “kind” in the Presidency. This notion is a fallacy.

  8. JollyRoger says:

    Uh, “publicity ensures.” Damn dyslexia.

  9. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    Hang in there, guys.

    Warren is causing Obama loads of problems and I think Obama will regret the day he asked this clown to carry out the prayer.

    I’d like to see Obama uninvite Warren on principle but I don’t think he will. Obama is afraid of the southern Bible thumpers.

  10. RJ: Me too. Rev. Wright seems tame compared to Obama’s newest pastor problem.

    FPOR: We hate the sin, too. Taking away civil rights is a sin.

    Randy Arroyo: It looks like it. Good. I hope Obama enjoys it.

    Roger: Yep. Seriously. Some of us don’t suffer from Stockholm Syndrome. Try to grow a pair.

    Kellybelle: I hear ya.’ It’s a mess and Obama made it.

    Mauigirl: Obama’s gay cred is now highly questionable.

    JollyRoger: I think Obama is basically a good guy, just very naive.

    Arizona Leatherneck: As always, thanks for the support.

  11. Bruce says:

    FPOR: do you follow each and every directive in Leviticus? If not, I’m sure you “sin” equally as bad every day.

    God created the Gays. I guess he really must have thought, “I need to get my hate out. I’ll create these people and then torture them.” Wow, what a nice guy.

    Problem is, cherry-picker, when you deny who others are THAT is an abomination of God.

    As for Pastor Rick, well, he’s trying to have it both ways, talking out of both sides of his mouth:


  12. Fran says:

    Obama needs to appoint a team to vet a damned minister.
    It’s never to late to correct a mistake.

    And even though he is not appointing the homophobe, he is giving him a green light & public acknowledgment.

    Let the change we voted for start on day one with the inauguration.

    This choice should not be controversial.

    I don’t buy it, the inclusive argument- or to put it more bluntly–

    Find a damned minister that practices what they preach.

  13. zakmartin says:

    Every decision Obama makes that you disagree with, he make because he wants to be an “inclusive” president who represents “diverse viewpoints” on all issues. Apparently that’s why he has chosen people to join his Administration who hold views diametrically opposed to his own. On that basis I guess you’re all just lucky he didn’t nominate Sarah Palin as his Vice President.
    The fact is, Obama has always disapproved of gays and lesbians on religious grounds. So what did you expect?


  14. ZakMartin,

    Obama (like Hillary) loves the gays time, energy and most importantly, money. Once in office, Obama is comfortable throwing us under the bus.

    Not this time. Thanks for the link and welcome.

  15. DMason says:

    If Rick Warren tried to put his “ham arms” around me, I’d punch his teeth out. The guy totally creeps me out. Oh well. At least we know who he and Obama are.

  16. That’s the problem with Obama’s strategy; it isn’t going to work. The nutballs aren’t going to change their tune, as Jolly Roger said.

    I don’t see the political need to placate a minority of lunatics in lieu of vast gobs of support from one’s voters, but that’s just me.

  17. Roger says:

    “Roger: Yep. Seriously. Some of us don’t suffer from Stockholm Syndrome. Try to grow a pair.”

    If that’s the best you’ve got…well, may the Flying Spaghetti Monster have mercy on your noodles, because they seem to be quite overcooked.

  18. Roger says:

    “Obama (like Hillary) loves the gays time, energy and most importantly, money. Once in office, Obama is comfortable throwing us under the bus.”

    Wha-whaat? Point to any policy that Obama has made that would indicate such a thing. At least give the man his first hundred days before saying he’s thrown us under the bus.

  19. Brigadoon says:

    I think Rachel Maddow was correct about Obama’s Rick Warren problem when she opined: “This is not going away.” I see a lot of people doing the best to try and sweep the controversy under the inaugural carpet but there are too many angry people to pretend it never happened.

  20. Ulysses Washed Ashore says:

    As disturbing it is for Rick “gay sex is the same as incest” Warren to appear on-stage at the inaugural at the request of President-elect Obama, I am even more angered to learn Obama has failed to appoint no openly gay people to his cabinet.

    This is an slap across the face to America’s LGBT community who helped get him elected.

  21. Peace Nick says:

    Whether it is right or wrong, the fact is, in politics you are known by the company you keep.

    Inviting Rick Warren to such a high profile event as a presidential inauguration sends a very powerful message that homophobia has a place in Obamaland.

    This isn’t a matter of policy: its a matter of appearances and this is how the world operates.

    Of all the religious figures in America who hold inclusive views of gay Americans, Rick Warren is who Obama selected?

  22. ChiTOM says:

    I think Obama “misunderestimated” the reaction of the left and more precisely, the gay community, as he reached out to the fundies who orbit Rick Warren.

    Let’s hope he delivers on his domestic and social agendas and this terrible episode passes into the bin of history.

    We should be watching for his promise to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. If he screws this up, then I think we need to focus on 2012.

  23. Jim says:

    Enough of this limelight hogging idiot. Warren is just a media whore.

  24. Dmitris says:

    Obama is no fool and he’s not stupid.

    However, his sweetheart relationship reveals a more disturbing aspect of Obama’s character: he really doesn’t give a shit about gay people.

    So, my 12 year relationship with my same-sex spouse has no merit and no value to the president-elect. I get it. We get it.

    As far as I’m concerned, Obama can go straight to hell.

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