UPDATE 1/9/09– More RIck Warrens anti-activism.
When I found out yesterday that Rick Warren was speaking at Obamas inauguration, I was pretty grossed out. Grossed out, and confused. Obama and Warren appear to be polar opposites… but whatever. Its Obamas party, he can invite whoever he wants.
I didnt care.
Until I read how Obama was justifying this decision:
Pastor Rick Warren has a long history of activism on behalf of the disadvantaged and the downtrodden. He’s devoted his life to performing good works for the poor and leads the evangelical movement in addressing the global HIV/AIDS crisis. In fact, the President-elect recently addressed Rick Warren’s Saddleback Civil Forum on Global Health to salute Warren’s leadership in the struggle against HIV/AIDS and pledge his support to the effort in the years ahead.
Warren started ‘caring’ about HIV in 2005. December 2005. A good 25 years after the HIV epidemic began. For fucks sake, Ive been a full-time HIV researcher longer than Warren has given a crap about HIV.
Starting a website on how evangelicals should deal with the
homoplague HIV/AIDS three years ago doesnt mean you have ‘devoted your life’ to shit, nor are you a ‘leader’ of shit.
Warren has ‘devoted his life’ to a radical branch of Christianity. He is a ‘leader’ of a radical branch of Christianity.
He doesnt care about HIV patients.
He cares about winning souls for Zombie Jesus.
“Oh ERV!” you dear readers might chide, “It took him a while, but hes coming around! Hes done so much good energizing the evangelical base to help HIV/AIDS patients! Dont be so cynical!”
The ‘good’ Warren does for HIV is the same ‘good’ all radical theists provide: misinformation and proselytization.
How to S.T.O.P AIDS
While condoms are easily accessible in the United States, it is reported that the average African man will see no more than 5 or 6 condoms in his life. The solution to the AIDS pandemic is not to “condomize” the world. Besides giving a false sense of security to the user, they have a limited shelf-life due to heat, poor manufacturing, etc., and they require a man’s cooperation. But the main reason not to depend on condoms as the ultimate solution is because of the possibility of behavior change.
Supplying condoms indiscriminately does not promote the positive behavior changes that only the church has the moral authority to suggest. AIDS is nearly a 100 percent behaviorally-driven illness; we know how it is spread and we know how to prevent it, and while condoms have a place in prevention, we believe a more biblical approach is to encourage sexual purity before marriage and mutual faithfulness in marriage afterwards.
Ministering to those poor African women and babies. Saving the souls of those sinnin’ colored men.
Fuck homos, unless they turn straight.
Obama, your religious beliefs are your own. As long as you arent saying Baby Jesus came to you in a vision and told you to invade Iraq, or forcing women to wear burkhas cause Mohameds got a raging boner, I dont care.
But a BIG “FUCK YOU, OBAMA” for calling Rick ‘Sweaty Bread Dough’ Warren a ‘leader’ in HIV/AIDS advocacy.