I hate to beat a dead horse, but apparently this horse still has some riding left in it.
Now comes word that the creepy one is joining forces with some members of Civil Rights Inc. And he will be giving the key note address at the MLK, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebeneezer Baptist Church of all places. Brother Martin's body is no longer resting peacefully in Georgia; it is now in California, thanks to all the rolling and turning over that poor Martin has been doing in his grave.
"Obama’s invitation opened the door for positive communication between the conservative movement and the civil rights movement. " Really? Does the term oil and water mean anything to anyone? Talk about strange bed fellows. I am sorry, call me stubborn, but there are certain groups in this country --the religious right/ christian conservatives being one of them-- that I will never see eye to eye with. And I am all for civil rights, which is exactly why we can't come together for anything. They are not. Civil rights means civil rights for all citizens, not just the ones who happen to fit into their strict Christian dogmas and who obey Christian laws as they interpret them. But field, by refusing to reach a common ground with them, aren't you guilty of doing the exact same thing that they are? Yes I am. It's called taking a principled position on an issue and not wavering, even if it means meeting a popular preacher halfway. If you believe in human rights and civil rights for all A-merry-cans without compromise, you cannot "open the door" for communication with bigots.
"I think this is nothing but a wonderful statement about the progress that makes up our lives... Rick Warren – someone many would consider in the southern Baptist tradition – has embraced diversity. We can come together in the common love of Christ in contrast to our social opinion...” ~Reverend Mark Whitlock~~
Progress? Sorry Rev. Creepy Rick has NOT embraced diversity, and you have been hoodwinked if you think he has.
"Hopefully individuals passionately expressing opinions from the left and the right will recognize that both of us have shown a commitment to model civility in America,''
Rick, this isn't a left right issue, it's a moral one. And as a self professed man of faith, you should understand that.