Rachel Maddow Interview

  • Koaa2

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    Dec 22, 2008 7:54 PM GMT
    Here is the link to the Rachel Maddow segment about Rev Warren. In the piece they show that Homosexuals are banned from being members of the Church.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/#28320114

  • ep83

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    Dec 22, 2008 9:15 PM GMT
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/#28320114
  • Koaa2

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    Dec 22, 2008 11:20 PM GMT
    ep83 saidhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/#28320114


    Thanks
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    Dec 22, 2008 11:42 PM GMT
    Hope and Change...

    Good thorough story by Maddow. She's very smart and always covers stories more broadly and deeply than those two assholes who precede her in the evening lineup. Other than Morning Joe, hers is the only program on MSNBC worth viewing.
  • sfnicolas

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    Dec 23, 2008 2:06 AM GMT
    I. Heart. Rachel.
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    Dec 23, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    I just found this linked off The Huffington Post -- it's a rather compelling appeal from Melissa Etheridge with respect to Rick Warren:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melissa-etheridge/the-choice-is-ours-now_b_152947.html

    From the article:

    I told my manager to reach out to Pastor Warren and say “In the spirit of unity I would like to talk to him.” They gave him my phone number. On the day of the conference I received a call from Pastor Rick, and before I could say anything, he told me what a fan he was. He had most of my albums from the very first one. What? This didn’t sound like a gay hater, much less a preacher. He explained in very thoughtful words that as a Christian he believed in equal rights for everyone. He believed every loving relationship should have equal protection. He struggled with proposition 8 because he didn’t want to see marriage redefined as anything other than between a man and a woman. He said he regretted his choice of words in his video message to his congregation about proposition 8 when he mentioned pedophiles and those who commit incest. He said that in no way, is that how he thought about gays. He invited me to his church, I invited him to my home to meet my wife and kids. He told me of his wife’s struggle with breast cancer just a year before mine…

    Brothers and sisters the choice is ours now. We have the world’s attention. We have the capability to create change, awesome change in this world, but before we change minds we must change hearts. Sure, there are plenty of hateful people who will always hold on to their bigotry like a child to a blanket. But there are also good people out there, Christian and otherwise that are beginning to listen. They don’t hate us, they fear change. Maybe in our anger, as we consider marches and boycotts, perhaps we can consider stretching out our hands. Maybe instead of marching on his church, we can show up en mass and volunteer for one of the many organizations affiliated with his church that work for HIV/AIDS causes all around the world.
    Maybe if they get to know us, they wont fear us.

    I know, call me a dreamer, but I feel a new era is upon us.


    She sets a mighty fine example...
  • Koaa2

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    Dec 23, 2008 2:47 AM GMT
    Maybe, so hard to swallow.
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    Dec 23, 2008 5:51 AM GMT
    The church now loves fags:

    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2008/12/rick-warren-pulls-anti-gay-message-from.html
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    Dec 23, 2008 6:04 AM GMT
    ObsceneWish saidThe church now loves fags:

    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2008/12/rick-warren-pulls-anti-gay-message-from.html


    Joe's hot.
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    Dec 23, 2008 6:07 AM GMT
    ObsceneWish saidThe church now loves fags:
    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2008/12/rick-warren-pulls-anti-gay-message-from.html
    He loves me, he loves me not ..