Look everyone, it’s Rick Warren’s weekly YouTube address to his congregants — but you can watch it too! So what’s the topic this week, lunchbox? Jesus do one thing or another? Oh, it’s a response to your depiction in the media of late as a bigot. And a rant against bloggers. How secular!
His first point is, of course, majestically condescending: “I have traveled around the world a lot and, you know, I’ve learned several things about the media in the last few years.” Whatever do you mean, sage journeyman? “One of them is that the media never gets it 100% correct.” That is PATENTLY FALSE, sir! We don’t care what some Mongolian goat herder or whatever told you; the hell would a goat herder know about the media anyway.
And why does he think the media gets things wrong? Hint: it has nothing to do with Jews. He says very tenderly that it’s “because we’re humans,” although you may hear these words as “[patronize] [patronize] [patronize].”
Thing Rick Warren Learned About The Media While Traveling Part 2: “The media loves to create conflict.” Another lie. The media would much rather have there be no news.
He blames this on (a) angry talk radio hosts and (b) “the bloggers who really need to get a life.” Hey man, we’re not the ones who earn livings by scaring people with ancient ghost legends.
He explains that people think they can “sit in the quietness of their own home and hide behind the screens and hurl all kinds of bombs at people and get away with it. Well, no, they’re just being rude.” He’s describing the exact thing that he’s doing.
We could dissect this line-by-line, but suffice it to say that he thinks homosexuality is a choice (of course he does) ergo a sin against God BUT HE DOESN’T JUDGE, the gays should have the freedom to make their own choices, except when that choice is to get married.
UPDATE: Rick Warren is popular partly because many consider him to have a more… pleasing… demeanor than, say, Jerry Falwell, who simply screamed like a cracker jackal about the queers, endlessly. If you watch this video, though, and look past his broader arguments (which are already bigoted), you catch little bits like this: “Now, gay partnerships are typically between consenting adults.” Yes, just like straight partnerships, gay partnerships require mutual consent from both parties to commence said partnership, hence the word PARTNERSHIP. Lunchbox’s usage of “typically” is not an accident — gay people are lustful beasts incapable of actual love, is the suggestion. He is a very homophobic man, despite the shininess.