Oh, Rick

Rick Warren is at it again. The megachurch pastor is explaining why homosexuals don’t have to act all homosexual, and he does it with some cute little equivalencies:

Here’s what we know about life. I have all kinds of natural feelings in my life and it doesn’t necessarily mean that I should act on every feeling. Sometimes I get angry and I feel like punching a guy in the nose. It doesn’t mean I act on it. Sometimes I feel attracted to women who are not my wife. I don’t act on it. Just because I have a feeling doesn’t make it right. Not everything natural is good for me. Arsenic is natural.

Don’t be surprised if he ducks any criticism with a hurt, victimized video message. He did it four years ago, which inspired my very first political youtube:

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6 comments to Oh, Rick

  • 1
    clayton says:

    So if two consenting adults expressing affection for each other is equal to punching someone in the nose, I think I maybe somebody should punch Rick Warren in the nose.  Just to show Rick how much he’s loved.  

  • 2
    Deeelaaach says:

    Of course we could point out that he doesn’t have to act on his heterosexual feelings either.  He has them, but he shouldn’t act on them by marrying a person of the opposite sex. 

    Somehow I think that pointing this out wouldn’t phase him – he’d miss the point altogether, I guess since in his mind heterosexuality is normal and homosexuality isn’t.  And the scientific works he can hang his hat on to show that homosexuality in fact occurs *regularly* in nature is the Bible.  Oh wait, that’s not a scientific work?  My apologies.  My guess is Rick doesn’t read that sort of thing since it might confuse him with actual facts.  But then again, facts and religion have been at odds over the centuries, haven’t they?

  • 3
    Chris M says:

    Yes Rick, we all have natural feelings. You know what isn’t natural for me? Being attracted to a woman and wanting to marry her. That is an unnatrual feeling for me. But I respect that that feels natural for you and I would never seek to prevent your right to do so just because I don’t understand it.

  • 4
    Emma from NC says:

    This guy is trying to refute the argument “Homosexuality is natural, therefore, like all natural things, it is harmless” with the counteragument “Homosexuality is natural, therefore, like many natural things, it is harmful.” Neither of these arguments is valid.
    Whether homosexuality is an inborn trait written into the DNA, or if it’s a result of early environmental stimuli, or if it’s a completely artificial choice on the part of individuals, the important question is not whether it’s natural, but whether it’s harmful. Anti-gay activists don’t sway me beacuse above all else, I just can’t see how two same-sex people who want to date each other harm anyone else by their actions. 

  • 5
    Azgaard says:

    I will listen to Rick Warren’s opinion on being gay when he can convince a woman pregnant with her second child that natural childbirth is totally painless.

  • 6
    DN says:

    I won’t try to post the url to this, but Timothy Kinkaid blasted me yesterday for not taking the larger interview into account.  I pointed out to him that he should have a talk with you, Rob, since BTB posted this piece on November 28th.
    I’m *this* close to saying bye bye to Timothy (Jim I like and obviously I like you or I wouldn’t be posting this).
    Looking at Jim and Timothy’s writings and then looking at yours, I realized that while those guys make it clear that they are religious and are trying to work from the inside, I have no idea where you stand on religion.  That whole not wearing it on your sleeve makes your work a *ton* more readable.  Keep up the good work, Rob. :)

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