Brokeback Church Update
Rachel Maddow poked her metaphorical finger into the metaphorical eye of Pastor Warren last night. Maddow continues to deconstruct Rick Warren likening him to Obama's former Rev. Jeremiah Wright, recounting the damage control Obama had to run after Wright appeared one too many times in public expressing his views.
*Sarah Ponser of the Nation wrote in her latest article, "What's the Matter With Rick Warren?" Ponser sites that Warren has compared abortion to the Holocaust, believes that women should be subservient to men, and has backed the assassination of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Isn’t the first commandment in that Holy Book, Thou Shall Not Kill? Less surprising is that Warren does not believe in evolution. With Obama’s emphasis on science and education in his new administration, does this not fly in the face of reason?
I actually find Rev Wright less offensive than Pastor Warren, at least Wright backs his statements up with historical fact and does not rely upon easily misconstrued Biblical interpretations. What both these men clearly have in common is huge egos. There is nothing more un-Godly than watching blustering pontificators preen and crow about their beliefs, lording it over the rest of us. Obama seems to be able to choose a cabinet of effectual people why can't he choose a decent preacher?
[*editor's correction. it was Katha Pollitt who appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show. Poser does cover in her article many of the points that Pollitt discussed with Maddow last night.]