ADULTS IN THE HOUSE? NOT YET . . . | A Damsel in Distress

Saturday, January 17, 2009


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‘Member when Mom and Dad told you to stand up to bullies and liars ‘cause if you don’t they’ll just get worse?


‘Member when you were taught that if you make a mistake, own up to it like a man or woman, apologize, correct it and move on?


Guess President Elect Barack Obama forgot. ‘Cause he’s all over himself embracing Rick Warren, Saddleback’s megaminister, inviting Warren to give the Inaugural Invocation like THAT’S the way to start your new administration.


We’d all be sick of hearing about Rev. Rick by now, except more and more ugly truths about him keep leaking out.


THIS truth, most lately. Before 30,000 Saddleback Church faithful, Rev. Rick shared his many visions and communications direct from “God” by comparing himself to Hitler and his Christian followers to Brown Shirts.




Oh, wait! Not just Hitler, but Lenin and his followers, and Mao’s Red Guard!


God has personally told Rick to seek, for the good of the world, more influence, power and fame, claims the righteous Rev.


Honey, even Al Sharpton’s never gotten THAT carried away.


THEN, Rev. Rick roused his crowd to raise their preprinted signs reading, “Whatever It Takes!” His movement, he told the crowd, “is going to cover the planet, and then the end is going to come."



As for Warren’s much-praised AIDS policies “helping” Africa, that too turns out to be a lie.


In March 2008, Rev. Rick launched a national "Purpose Driven Living" program in Uganda, a country indicted in 2005 by the International Criminal Court for perpetrating "massive" human rights violations featuring terror campaigns of massacres and bombings of its own people.


Journalist Max Blumenthal outlines Warren’s “web of alliances with draconian right-wing clergymen who have sidelined science-based approaches to combating in favor of abstinence-only education.”


The TRUTH about Warren’s activism, according to Stephen Lewis, the United Nations' special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa? It’s “resulting in great damage and undoubtedly will cause significant numbers of infections which never should have occurred."


Right, Bloggers: “God” told Warren to actively REDUCE condom distribution in Africa.


So it’s far more than comparing gays to child molesters and incest perpetrators, statements from which Rev. Rick’s backpedaled (and removed from his site) ever since they were revealed.


“I have a dream,” Rev. Rick has.




It’s STILL not too late.


An ADULT in Obama’s Administration (an underling acting with Obama’s authority), citing parental lessons about standing up to bullies and liars, can communicate directly with Rick Warren.


“Since you were invited to deliver the Inaugural Invocation, new information about your background, statements and programs has come to light.


“In NO way, we now realize, does your militaristic and divisive religious message represent this Administration or our vision of the UNITED STATES.

"We’re offering you the face-saving choice of withdrawing immediately from giving the Inaugural Invocation citing a last-minute “emergency” of your choosing, which we will respect, or we will throw the full weight of this Administration behind publicizing your unfortunate positions while “honoring” our invitation and simultaneously using every national media resource at our disposal to make it perfectly clear why we distance ourselves from your avowed mission and regret our offer in hindsight.”


We can only hope Obama deals more effectively with those OTHER religious terrorists. You know. The ones in the Middle East.


Any adults in the House on Pennsylvania? Not yet.






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