Religion / Homo
Rick Warren Can't Be Homophobic—He's Got Gay Friends!
by Dan Savage
on Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 2:23 PM
Yesterday on Slog I wrote this: "Reporters should stop taking this 'but I've got gay friends!' on faith. Anti-gay politicians, entertainers, and preachers shouldn't be allowed to take rhetorical cover behind gay friends if they're unable to produce any." Now Rick Warren—who has compared consensual adult gay relationships to incestuous relationships and child rape—is claiming that he can't possibly be homophobic because, hey, he's got gay friends! Hell, he's even eaten in gay homes!
Okay, Rick, you've got gay friends—prove it. Bring 'em to a press conference. We've all got some questions we'd like to ask them.