December 12, 2009

Rick Warren Finally Speaks Out on Uganda

uganda-map.jpgSince I picked Pastor Rick Warren as Idiot of the Week recently for refusing to condemn plans in Uganda to make homosexuality punishable by death, I thought it was only fair to do a brief follow-up. In response to considerable public pressure, Pastor Warren did eventually speak out against the Ugandan legislation. I remain skeptical that this remains anything more by Warren than an effort to save his tarnished reputation, but regardless, he deserves credit for speaking out on this atrocity.

Lest you mistake this for a retraction of what I said previously about Warren's idiocy, check this out.

While we're on the subject of Uganda, it is important to note that the secretive Christian extremist group known as "the Family" has now been linked to anti-gay legislation there. Just when I thought we had heard all we were going to hear about the Family, they are back in the news with ties to Uganda and what appears to be fairly successful efforts to export their anti-gay bigotry to Africa.

I applaud all those responsible for continuing to shine a light on the Family and expose this group to public scrutiny.

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