Based on the information about him presented in this video from The Rachel Maddow Show (via Pam's House Blend), it sounds to me like Reverend Judgey McJudgeypants is really in no place to be judging anybody:

Rick Warren: I'm naturally inclined to have sex with every beautiful woman I see...
There's one commonality among serious social conservatives that has always struck me as troubling: They seem to lead way more interesting lives than the one I lead. For instance, when Mike Huckabee told Jon Stewart that being gay is a choice, I felt a pang of envy. Unlike Mike, I've never willfully chosen to be not gay (it just sort of turned out that way), so I have no way of knowing what it's like to really have to think about it for a while. Is it like deciding on your favorite flavor of ice cream: "Do I want the Strawberry or the Chunky Monkey?" Or is it more like trying to answer an, "If I were a tree, what kind of tree would I be," kind of question? And for people like Rick Warren who are so bursting with passion that they must struggle to control themselves every minute of the day, I just think: "Damn...if we could harness that untapped energy, we could use him to power an entire city block...he must be some sort of super hero! I wish I were a super hero..." But sadly for me, I don't know what it's like to make these kinds of choices or to be a super hero. Envy...I hear it's one of the seven deadliest sins.

Nothing New byslag at 10:08 AM

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A.F. said...

I know it! It seems that social conservatives are always the ones caught in the most kinky situations ("kinky" by their socially conservative standards, and noticed mostly because they are so successful at creating such standards), while social liberals are "caught" doing relatively mundane sorts of things by comparison.

I'm gay for racial, too. Or at least I would be if I were capable of making a choice to be.

slag said...

AF: So true, so true. Glad to see you back at your blog!

Gye Greene said...

Good stuff.

I always use the example of people not choosing to be into blondes, redheads, whatever -- you just **are** (for whatever cognitive psych reason).


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