Member to Obama’s Faith Council “Deeply Concerned” by Rick Warren’s Softening on Gay Marriage.

Monday, April 20, 2009


While it isn’t news worthy that a Baptist leader is opposed to gay marriage equality, what does deserve our attention is the Baptist leader is a member of President Obama’s so-called faith council.

Frank Page, pastor of First Baptist Church in Taylors, SC, told Word & Way, a Missouri-based Baptist publication:

“I don’t want to say too much about it, because I want to look deeper into seeing what truly happened here. But I can say without reservation that pastors need to be salt and light, and the light of God’s word shows us that marriage is to be one man [and] one woman for life.”

Page was responding to remarks by Rick Warren on CNN’s Larry King that he was “totally oblivious” to a recent Iowa supreme court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Warren’s statements were part of an interview in which he sought, contrary to video evidence, to downplay his role in urging churchgoers to vote for Proposition 8, the ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in California. Obama tagged Rick Warren to perform the inaugural invocation.

Page went on to say:

“We cannot, cannot back away from that mandate from our Lord, and every pastor ought to be publicly and privately saying, ‘That is my agenda!'”

President Obama demonstrated extremely poor judgment thinking he could successfully reach out to the radical Christian community and influence their viciously homophobic world view. Especially, as it pertains to the issue of gay marriage.

In February, Mr. Obama appointed Pastor Page to the 25-member Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

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10 Responses to Member to Obama’s Faith Council “Deeply Concerned” by Rick Warren’s Softening on Gay Marriage.

  1. retahyajyajav says:

    Obama’s been “reaching out” to a lot of questionable people these days.

    From Rick Warren and Frank Page, and to Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro.

    I’m all for dialogues with our enemies but the people who oppose gay marriage based on their interpretation of the Bible aren’t going to change their minds. Opposing gay marriage is why they get up in the morning.

  2. Tiny Dancer says:

    Things never change with organized religion.

    Look at the Pope. Every poll I’ve seen in recent years shows American Catholics are in favor of women being ordained and priests being allowed to marry. But the Vatican turns a deaf ear to the voices of their flock, preferring to remains safely rooted in the 8th century. No wonder the number of people who report regularly attending services has declined in the last decade.

  3. shakespear said it best – much ado bout nothing

  4. Bill Hussein O'Reilly says:


    Obama’s continuation of Bush’s Faith based council is turning into horse shit for him. Just as it did for Bush.

  5. Fran says:

    Send him to Poland to reform the gay elephant.

  6. libhomo says:

    This hate based council should be abolished. It is unconstitutional, and it, by its very nature. discriminates against atheists. Obama should be ashamed of himself for this.

    Also, don’t believe Warren’s supposed change on lgbt issues. It is not sincere.

  7. Rachel says:

    President Obama should have abolished Bush’s faith-based initiatives the day after he was sworn in as president. Instead, he kept them and then devoted time and energy to staffing them with Bible thumpers. Obama’s wrong and this pastor is an idiot.

  8. Harry says:

    Just one question? Are my tax dollars going to fund this 25-member Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships?

  9. diverdeep7 says:

    Speaking of Rick Warren there’s a Wikipedia war going on right now behind the scenes… some editors are trying (and maybe succeeding) to whitewash his controversial gay marriage comments out of his Wikipedia biography. Details at: or if that URL is too long try this link:

  10. Disgusting.

    As long as there are hatemongers like these pastors, there will be tragedies like the one I posted today at

    Tengrain from MPS sent me over, Christopher. I’m glad he did. You have a great blog!

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