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Jaweed Kaleem

Megachurch Pastor Rick Warren: Obama Has 'Infringed' Upon Religious Freedom

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion

Saddleback Church founder and author Rick Warren, who once praised President Barack Obama's "courage" for inviting the conservative pastor to give the...

A Prayer for Most Americans

C. Brian Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Brian Smith

If our new president is truly devoted to change, he will separate, once and for all, the sloppy, congealed mess that is Church and State. He will allow us to shed unsolicited religious ideology which suffocates us like a dirty, wet t-shirt.

Rick Warren: No Interviews, Too Many Requests

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Rev. Rick Warren, the megachurch pastor who became a lightning rod for controversy when he was anointed by President-elect Barack Obama to give th...

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...

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.

Why Gay Marriage is the Wrong Issue

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

How is it that queers became the odd ones out at such a momentous turning point in history? By pushing an agenda of stupid issues like gay marriage.

Barney Frank Rick Warren Statement: "Very Disappointed"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), one of only three openly gay members of the House of Representatives, released a statement harshly criticizing Barack Obama'...

Et Tu, Obama?: The Choice of Rick Warren Is Unacceptable

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

By selecting Rick Warren, Barack Obama has sent out the wrong message to the American people. He has betrayed not only gay and lesbian and transgendered Americans, he has betrayed us all.

On Civil Rights, Obama Must Lead, Not Tinker

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

Putting Rick Warren on the inauguration dais is tantamount to leaving civil rights leadership to someone else. This is a troubling sign for a president elected to be a new kind of leader.

Rick Warren Giving Obama's Invocation: Pro-Lifers Hate Idea Too

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday, the Huffington Post reported that gay people and progressives were not pleased when Barack Obama chose Rick Warren to deliver the invoca...

Sam Stein

Rick Warren, Obama Invocation Choice, Causing First Real Rift With Progressives

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ever since Barack Obama was elected president, the media has been pining to write a story about liberal dissatisfaction with his transition efforts. B...

Obama Inauguration: Rick Warren To Deliver Invocation

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pastor Rick Warren, who hosted a Saddleback Church Forum attended by both Barack Obama and John McCain, will deliver the invocation at Obama's inaugu...