The Purpose Driven Lie

January 7th, 2010

Inspired by Rick Warren Refuses To Condemn Proposed Ugandan Law To Execute Gays (Huffington Post 11/30/09), Rick Warren Condemns Uganda Anti-Gay Bill After Pressure (Time Magazine 12/10/09), Rachel Maddow Catches Rick Warren In Blatant Lie (Huffington Post 12/11/09), Americans’ Role Seen in Uganda Anti-Gay Push (New York Times 1/03/10), and Anti-Gay Evangelicals Attempt To Distance Themselves From Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill They Inspired (Huffington Post 1/04/10), and A barbaric proposal (Washington Post 1/07/10). Credit for the excellent title goes to OtayPanky. Warren is another player in the “C Street” group, which has long had ties to Uganda.

“The fundamental dignity of every person, our right to be free, and the freedom to make moral choices are gifts endowed by God, our creator. However, it is not my personal calling as a pastor in America to comment or interfere in the political process of other nations… As a pastor, my job is to encourage, to support. I never take sides.” – statements by Pastor Rick Warren in interviews where he refused to condemn the Uganda law
 
“My host and ministry partner in Kampala, Stephen Langa, was overjoyed with the results of our efforts and predicted confidently that the coming weeks would see significant improvement in the moral climate of the nation, and a massive increase in pro-family activism in every social sphere. He said that a respected observer of society in Kampala had told him that our campaign was like a nuclear bomb against the “gay” agenda in Uganda. I pray that this, and the predictions, are true.” – “Christian” anti-gay activist Scott Lively on his website after Uganda trip, in praise of his “partners’” work
 
“The object of this Bill is to establish a comprehensive consolidated legislation to protect the traditional family by prohibiting (i) any form of sexual relations between persons of the same sex; and (ii) the promotion or recognition of such sexual relations in public institutions and other places through or with the support of any Government entity in Uganda or any non governmental organization inside or outside the country. This Bill aims at strengthening the nation’s capacity to deal with emerging internal and external threats to the traditional heterosexual family. This legislation further recognizes the fact that same sex attraction is not an innate and immutable characteristic. The Bill further aims at providing a comprehensive and enhanced legislation to protect the cherished culture of the people of Uganda. legal, religious, and traditional family values of the people of Uganda against the attempts of sexual rights activists seeking to impose their values of sexual promiscuity on the people of Uganda.” — Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill


Pastor Rick Warren visited Uganda in 2008

To advise them on the anti-gay law they planned to create.

He explained that homosexuality is a sin and a scourge

And tacitly encouraged their brutal purge.


He later said the punishments had gone too far

(Life imprisonment or the death penalty clearly are),

But he and his C Street galleria

Are still in agreement about the basic idea.


Bigots sometimes do have varying views,

But like with Hitler and the Jews,

If you accept the basic premise it doesn’t take long

For someone with a more extreme “solution” to come along.


In Wahnsee, the “moderates” didn’t want to ethnically cleanse

Jews who were also WW1 veterans.

Advocates of full extermination relented (it was the tactical thing to do),

But eventually, Jewish veterans ended up in the camps too.


It took Warren a while

To issue his denial.

Late is (I suppose) better than never.

It makes one question his sincerity, however.


Has he realized the error of his ways

Promoting hatred and intolerance of gays,

Or has he just realized it’s bad PR

To be associated with people who have clearly “gone too far.”


Rachel also showed Warren claiming he’d never campaigned for Proposition 8,

Then showed video of him doing so. (Isn’t Youtube great?)

That’s what I would call a purpose-driven lie,

If Warren thought he could get away with it, I don’t know why.


Side note:

The International AIDS Society must not have checked

When they made Elly Katabura their President-Elect

Uganda is where Katabura is based,

Not the best location for that office to be placed.

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Here’s Rachel Maddow’s 12/02/09 report.
 

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Here’s Warren’s denunciation of the measures. How do you know how far IS too far, once you accept the basic premise?

Sign this petition urging condemnation of Uganda’s anti-homoxexuality bill.

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