Usually when one causes trouble in the public arena, a good move is to lay low until the dust settles as it usually does. When the selection of Rick Warren to give the invocation at Barack Obama’s inaugural caused a fire storm in the gay and liberal audiences, you would think Warren would try to say as little as possible and let the issue blow itself out. Well guess again. In a 22 minute video log posted on his church’s website, on Sunday, Dr. Warren made the issue out to be the fault of the left and “Christophobes” trying to silence his free speech rights and he tried to deny he ever equated gay marriage with incest and pedophilia.
Boy do I feel like a bit of a schmuck. After praising Barack Obama’s commitment to science and facts in policy decisions, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies announced that Dr. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA would give the invocation at the inaugural on January 20th. Warren is not someone a progressive person would invite. Basically, to me, he is a right wing religious tool.