Friday, December 19, 2008

The Invocator

This morning on the Today show, Pastor Rick Warren and his bountiful, artificial chin-creating goatee -- which is, seriously, so impressive that it could very well be its own sentient being -- talked one-on-one with Ann Curry about the reservations many Barack Obama supporters have about his role in the upcoming inauguration.

In other words, he sat there with the kind of Fallwellian, self-satisfied smirk on his face that can only come from knowing that you've got a hotline to the Almighty and 20-million dollars in the bank.

For the most part, the interview revealed little we didn't already know about the way Warren sees the world (gay bad, God good), but watch the clip below and pay special attention to the money shot at the one minute mark.

I'm not sure what's funnier, Warren's comment or Ann Curry's reaction to it.


Jeremy said...

Hehehe... I'm also biologically driven to want sex with every beautiful woman I see...

I guess I got that much in common with Pastor Rick. But then again, so does my sister.

Also, sadly for Pastor Rick, women are biologically driven to have sex with men who have real chins.

Felis Femina said...

I see. If, biologically, you're straight well then by all means go forth and have sex but if, biologically, you're gay then you must fight this biological demon. Did I get that right?

I love that homophobes will twist any and all logical fact so that they can still have it their way.

P.S. Ann Curry deserves an Oscar for keeping a (somewhat) straight face.

Mark said...

@1:02 Anne is obviously thinking, "Fuuuuuuuuuck, somebody get me outta here before he tries to get me to touch his pulpit."

Jeremy said...

Also, and I hate to keep picking and belaboring points, but what does promiscuity have to do with the proverbial price of tea in China?
He pulls out that old-chestnut about homosexual promiscuity, and I think that, while we all may have different ideas about the nature (or unnatural aspects of) monogamy, he basically shoots his argument in the foot with that one. The problems that homosexuals have with people like Warren isn't that they are trying to make it illegal for them to have multiple sexual partners. They can legally do that as much as they want and there isn't a damn thing that can be done (except in Texas where they still have ridiculous sodomy laws and have been known to kick down your door for a little buggery). The problem is that they want to criminalize the declaration of dedicated, monogamous love among people not like them.
So they fight to overcome their natural instincts to stick their dick in any warm hole that comes along, and dedicate themselves to loving and supporting one partner, and you counter that with "I'm biologically driven to have sex with every beautiful woman I see"?

Also, look at those fucking jowls! Must have been too busy trying to find all the "good parts" about perverts and got the pages telling him gluttony is a sin stuck together with fried chicken grease and barbecue sauce.

Now, far be it from ME to judge Pastor Rick though. That's gonna be the good Lord's job when he stands before him. But remember that little "judge not, lest ye be judged" snippet? Yeah, he's gonna hold you up to the same kind of strict standards there Pastor.
And those of us who bothered to read the book all already know we've sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, so that takes us right back to grace.
Maybe Pastor Rick could try a little less smug self-satisfaction and a little more graciousness.

Vermillion said...

Just as he has the biological drive to want to bone every hot woman he sees, they have the biological dive to be repulsed by such a thought from a Weeble-Wobble, as shown by Ann Curry.

Wait, so does this mean my desire to watch lesbian porn is also biological and that I must struggle against it? Because let me tell you, that fight is the definition of "one-sided".

Nate said...

This is a simple case of "Ask a stupid question..." Whether or not homosexuality is biological is moot to this guy's vision of the truth of the bible. You can't reason with someone who believes in the inherent goodness of being unreasonable. And, frankly, he has a point. Alcoholism is biological, but that doesn't mean the alcoholic should just let his id run wild.

I should note that I am pro-gay-marriage; just anti-bad-argument.

drater said...

What a frickin' moron. Instead of pulling non-sequiters out of his ass(shyness?), why can't he just admit that he'll always oppose homosexuality because the bible says so? I'll answer my own question: Because the biblical justification for condemning homosexuality is incredibly thin, and once you go that route you have to explain why other acts forbidden in the bible (like eating shellfish, and working on the Sabbath) are actually OK, while acts reviled by our society (slavery, polygamy) were perfectly acceptable to biblical scribes.

The man's either kidding himself or lying, both of which seem to be standard fare among conservatives these days.

Geetch said...

Saying that people sometimes need to fight against their biological or natural urges is perfectly fine, and I agree, except when you don't offer up any good reason to. I'm naturally inclined to eat salty foods, but if you're going to tell me that french fries are the devil's starchy fingers, you'd better have some damn good evidence to back that up.

Steve Saunders said...

I'm naturally and biologically inclined to believe this guy is a hardcore closet-case. He reminds me of the typical "chicken-hawk" type scumbags who would frequent a gay bar I used to work at years ago... and those guys were always "anti-gay conservatives" with bad goatees, just so you know.

10-to-1 money says he likes them young, strapping and rather unaware.

Just sayin'.

If that guy isn't a hardcore chicken-hawk perv creep, then he's gotta be some poop-eating BDSM cliche. That's what the safe money says.

I'd say "lock up your daughters", but there's probably no need...

Anonymous said...

Lets just cut to the chase- This guy needs to be silenced. Preferably by placing about six feet of dirt over him.

Chez said...

You'd think the number of cheeseburgers apparently being shoved into his maw would leave him unable to say much of anything.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he'd make a great speed bump for a runaway church bus.

leovil said...

For wanting sex with every beautiful woman he sees, he's born again?

John Eje Thelin said...

It's a cheap shot, but I can't help it; this guy just screams "closeted gay man" to me. Just like good old reverend Haggard they fear it because it is so close to the surface for them.

What reason has Obama and/or his team given for choosing this particular douche as yet another Constitution-defying intertwining of church and state?