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Rick Warren Finally Denounces Ugandan ‘Kill All Gays’ Legislation

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Hey give some credit to old Rick Warren, for finally publicly condemning the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality bill, on the Internet. While it’s a little late and incredibly convoluted (“Uhh uhh I have been secretly involved in quiet negotiations this whole time so uhh uhh shut up, lying bloggers”), it’s a much better public stance than “I’m not getting involved in that whole logical end-product of fanatical born-again Christianity that I helped bring to this deeply homophobic nation.” [YouTube]

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Jim Newell is Wonkette's beloved Capitol Hill Typing Demon. He joined Wonkette.com in 2007, left for some other dumb job in 2010, and proudly returned in 2012 as our "Senior Editor at Large." He lives in Washington and also writes for things such as The Guardian, the Manchester paper of liberals.

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  • OCKerouac

    Say, great that Rickey is finally taking steps to stop the kill-crazy machine he helped build. Kudos to you… Your prize? A bag of dicks. Now go find a closet to eat them in…

  • Autochthon

    So, after publicly catching assorted hell for proudly being a bigoted, homophobic asshat, this hippo-crite *NOW* has a magical change of heart and decides to “turn the other cheek” towards our man-lovin’ brethren?

    Oh, and our lesbian sistren (?), too!

  • Gopherit

    You get blown in enough toilet stalls like Rick, you come to the realization that you don’t want all gay people killed.

  • magic titty

    “I don’t hate the gays as much as you think.”

    -Rick Warren

  • Mr Blifil

    6:32 of that pathetic self-hating queen parading her grandiose act like she’s the normal one? I will pass.

    But let’s pretend I did watch it. My response: Fat-faced pencil-dick sez what?

  • facehead

    Thank Heavens! I get all my gays from Uganda.

  • Rev. Peter Lemonjello

    Thank Xenu Rick Warren is using such a popular Ugandan medium, such as the internets, to deliver his message.

    Eat a goatskin bag of mutilated genitals.

  • DemmeFatale

    Dick and Sarah aren’t the only ones full of crap.

  • snideinplainsight

    Can you really be a minister with a porn ‘stache like that?

  • SayItWithWookies

    Shorter Rick: It’s unconscionable to legislate killing gays. You’ve got to disenfranchise and marginalize them first.

  • Aflac Shrugged

    Yes, Rick. I’m sure your pollsters prayed real hard on this.

  • Serolf Divad

    OK, on second thought maybe mass murder isn’t such a good thing.

  • petehammer

    And not a moment too late!

    While I still remember, I’d like to take this moment, while I have the chance, to tell our armed forces not to commit atrocities in Vietnam or Cambodia. Thank you.

  • Kool Keith

    Is this what it takes to get him to put on a fucking tie?

  • Rev. Peter Lemonjello

    [re=475600]Serolf Divad[/re]: mass suicides, on the other hand…….

  • binarian

    Rick Warren: “You know that thing I was kinda leading you torward but not actually telling you to do in so many words? Uuuuhhhh…..don’t do that…..”

    Uganda: “But….dammit…you SAID it was a GOOD thing. Didn’t you?”

    Rick Warren: “I have no recollection of that.”

  • S.Luggo

    Responding to calls from gay-rights activists to denounce an anti-homosexuality law being considered in the African nation of Uganda, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said HE IS NOT A MEMBER OF THAT COUNTRY’S PARLIAMENT and is unfamiliar with the particulars of the law …

    I’m glad that rumor has finally been laid to rest.

  • petehammer

    [re=475616]S.Luggo[/re]: Oh, sweet, so we can expect him not to mouth off about N. Korea, Iran, Iraq, etc.

  • RoscoePColtraine

    If God hates the gheys so much, why did he let Michelangelo go all Fab–U–Lous on the Sistine Chapel, while all he let Rick Warren do is write a crappy, hackneyed piece of feel-good psychobabble?

  • lawrenceofthedesert

    Earl got the legal brains, Jennifer got the singing talent, and Rick — well, Rick’s family and has a moustache. (You’d rather clothe him than feed him.)

  • stew

    Fuck you fat, lying pig. Merry Christmas!

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    [re=475583]Mr Blifil[/re]: Amen to that. I got to 1:18 and had to shut it off before getting all shouty and putting my fist through the monitor.

    Also, Rick, since you’re so concerned about “Your Role,” might I suggest that you own up to your role as a morbidly obese felcher of Tanzanian Boy Scouts, m’kay?

  • SmutBoffin

    [re=475592]snideinplainsight[/re]: Is there a grosser kind of facial hair than a goatee over an n-tuple chin?

  • TGY

    Uganda’s been Rick-rolled.

  • Accordion-o-rama

    Looks like the “evil Spock” version of Jerry Falwell.

  • El Pinche

    From comic book guy to Jerry Falwell analog. This tubby christofascist is moving up in the world.

  • trondant

    “Does the bare minimum in the way of simple human decency when cornered like a rat and scrutinized intensely and publicly” is not exactly a glowing performance review. Given who he believes he’s working for, you’d think he’d be at least a little worried about that. Go figure.

  • Paul Tardy

    He said peace, whenever an American dignitary says peace it is time for a another shot of Aquavit according to the official Nobel Prize web site.

  • proudgrampa

    Shakespeare had it wrong. He should have said, “Kill all the preachers.”

  • teebob2000

    Rachel shaming the turds into finally emerging from their evangelical septic tank. Yea, Rachel.

  • thefrontpage

    Our new company, Political Scandal Betting Pools, is taking bets now on the week and month and year when the Rick Warren Gay Sex Scandal is revealed. Ages and races and numbers of participants with Warren in the scandal don’t matter. You do win a copy of the aptly-titled “Going Rogue” if you correctly guess the person or persons involved in the Gay Sex Scandal with Warren.

  • nbawriter

    I think Rick Warren once managed Kamala, the Ugandan Giant, and subsequently ate him.


  • Extemporanus

    Hey, why’s L. Ron Hubbard wearing that Chuck Todd disguise?

    Wait a minute…oh no…he’s a…GATECRASHER!


  • MalS

    I’d be more persuaded that this had some valueother than as personal spin control, if he also spoke out in explicit repudiation of the C Street Family and its agenda. And maybe if he went to Uganda and spoke on radio there. Because I have a tiny, vague inkling that a Youtube vid is aimed at some other audience than Ugandan legislators. Call me cynical.

  • proudgrampa

    [re=475833]MalS[/re]: Wow, Mal, that’s pretty cynical…

  • LowerdPeninsula

    Wait, Jim, why are you giving him any credit? Do you give credit to a guy that sets a house on fire with people in it, but then decides to try and put it out while the fire is still raging?