WARREN: Larry, there was a story within a story that never got told. In the first place, I am not an anti-gay or anti-gay marriage activist. I never have been, never will be.
During the whole Proposition 8 thing, I never once went to a meeting, never once issued a statement, never — never once even gave an endorsement in the two years Prop 8 was going.
Rick Warren’s video of himself endorsing Prop 8:
In the video Warren is shown talking about how four guys overthrew the will of the people thus forcing the need for proposition 8. Warren then makes it a point to say this:
“Now let me just say this really clearly. We support proposition 8. And if you believe what the bible says about marriage, you need to support proposition 8.”
If it looks like an endorsement and sounds like an endorsement, shouldn’t we call it an endorsement?
Warren was not finished though. He went on to say that he was also lied about when some of us brought up his comparison of marriage equality for gay people to paedophilia and incest.
There were some things said that — you know, everybody should have 10 percent grace when they say public statements. And I was asked a question that made it sound like I equated gay marriage with pedophilia or incest, which I absolutely do not believe. And I actually announced that.
Rick Warren: But the issue to me is, I’m not opposed to that as much as I’m opposed to the redefinition of a 5,000-year definition of marriage. I’m opposed to having a brother and sister be together and call that marriage. I’m opposed to an older guy marrying a child and calling that a marriage. I’m opposed to one guy having multiple wives and calling that marriage.
Steven Waldman: Do you think, though, that they are equivalent to having gays getting married?
Rick Warren: Oh I do. …
And you know what the sad and horrible thing is? It’s quite possible that Warren doesn’t actually believe the shit that’s come out of his mouth. He could just be in it for the money, the attention or whatever it is he’s chasing after.