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Transcendental Invocation: Surprise Me, Rick Warren!

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

The sage Todd Gitlin urges us to voice our complaint and move on. But moving on doesn't move me. I want my transcendent moment. First, it seems, I'll have to transcend my damn self.

Time for Action

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Obama has long been a supporter of lifting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," but since the election, fairness, justice, and civil rights for the LGBT community seems to be delayed.

Axelrod: Warren Prayer "A Healthy Thing And A Good Thing"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Top Obama adviser David Axelrod strongly defended the selection of evangelical pastor Rick Warren to deliver the opening prayer at the inauguration, t...

What Would Obama Do If Obama Was Mad At Obama About Rick Warren?

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Obama would move on -- he'd refuse to be distracted. He'd brush the dirt off his shoulder and immediately return his focus to winning.

Frank Rich Scolds Obama Over Rick Warren: 'You're Likable Enough, Gay People'

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

IN his first press conference after his re-election in 2004, President Bush memorably declared, "I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, ...

When "Disagreement" Becomes Murder

Mikko Alanne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mikko Alanne

In America, violence against gays, lesbians, and transgendered people most often begins in hateful and intolerant words spoken in right-wing churches like Rick Warren's Saddleback.

Waiting to Exhale: An Advocate Struggles with the Debate Over Warren

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Most of the public debate on Obama's selection of Rick Warren for the inauguration has centered on his vocal opposition to gay rights and to some exte...

2008's Angels & Scrooges

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Ted, Teresa, and Maegan all offer their Angels & Scrooges for 2008.

Rick Warren Accuses Gays Of "Christophobia," Hate Speech

The Jed Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via John Aravosis at AMERICAblog, Rick Warren is doubling down and accusing his critics of "hate-speech" and "Christophobia." Rachel Maddow has the v...

Some Sinful Links at Rick Warren's Updated Website

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Derrick

While Saddleback Church removed several entries from its website, a not-so-gay-friendly manifesto is back up. This wasn't a removal of homophobia, but revisionism for PR purposes.

Fighting Back in the Age of Obama

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

This isn't necessarily another angry take on Rick Warren. This is about fighting back in the age of Obama.

My Virtual Gift List for This Holiday Season

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Now that you can give crap to people without actually having to give them anything in reality, here is my virtual gift list for this holiday season.

Warren-Endorsed Nigerian Archbishop Backed Anti-Gay Laws Worse Than Pre-WWII Third Reich's

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

In 2006, Rick Warren publicly lionized (literally) Peter Akinola three months after the Archbishop had endorsed legislation more draconian than comparable anti-gay statutes passed prior to World War II under the Third Reich.

Gay Marriage, Part 2

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

The gay marriage issue has intruded so profoundly on gay politics that I am told I should protest the inauguration of Obama, because he invited a minister to say a prayer whose main priorities are climate change, poverty, and AIDS.

Rick Warren Scrubs Anti-Gay Language From Website

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Aravosis of Americablog noticed on Friday that Rick Warren's church website explicitly bans gay people "unwilling to repent of their homosexual l...

Warren PR Tour: Visits "Out Of the Closet" Thrift Store In West Hollywood

TMZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rick Warren, the pastor who will deliver the invocation next month for Barack Obama, apparently is doing a little image-adjusting in West Hollywood. ...

Rocks and Hard Places for Gay Christians this Christmas

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Originally appeared on RHRealityCheck.org - Information, commentary and community for reproductive health and rights. I pray. Everyday. Sometimes se...

Gays: Pick Fights That Matter

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ryan J. Davis

I look forward to a gay rights 2.0 movement that picks fights that matter and stops acting so much like the right-wing fundamentalists. We're supposed to be better than that.

Victory? You betcha!

Michael Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rogers

Remember, it's not about swaying our hard-lined opponents, it's about talking to those in the middle. That is done with composure and, more importantly, respect.

Rick Warren is NOT Change We Can Believe In

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

People don't like to use the word, but "bigot" seems to fit the way Rick Warren operates. When it comes to religion, it's his way or the highway.

How to Keep the Hearts of Bigots Warm Through the Winter

Harvey Fierstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Fierstein

Obama can call the placing of a hate monger like Rick Warren on the world dais political healing or inclusiveness or any other nicety he'd like, but I call it pandering to the lowest instinct of the worst kind of politics.

Should Progressives Engage Agents of Intolerance?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

If there is a rational argument against gay marriage, I have yet to see it. And this is why Obama's invitation to Warren might just work. A major limitation to progressive thinking is our over-reliance on rational debate.

A Response to Melissa Etheridge

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

I am willing to agree that Rev. Warren is a good guy who said some bad things. I, like you, do trust that communication and cooperation will lead to increased tolerance and progress. I can't forgive Obama, though.

Obama Floats Through Teapot Tempests

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Why does Obama have Rick Warren delivering the invocation? Politics, naturally. It's a way to keep slicing off some of what has traditionally been a Republican vote.

A Spiritual Challenge to the LGBTQI Community: Pray!

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Where does outrage stop and genuine spiritual practice begin? I'm asking, really.You know and I know that prayer changes things in a big way.