The Not-So-New Gay Manifesto at Saddleback

rick_warren_1.thumbnail.jpgLast night Saddleback Church removed several entries from its website, something which activist Mike Rogers noted during his elegant appearance on Hardball:

I compliment Rick Warren on seeing the error of his ways and changing his web site.

Well,  a not-so-gay-friendly manifesto is back up at, this time with a picture of the very sincere Tom Holladay, a Saddleback teaching pastor and author of The Relationship Principles of Jesus (tagline: Nothing matters more than relationships—and no one understands them better than Jesus.).

Tom’s picture and his little blurb about not being judgmental are the addition. What’s missing is this statement:

[S]omeone unwilling to repent of their homosexual lifestyle would not be accepted at a member at Saddleback Church. 

and its follow-up:

In equal desire to follow Jesus, we also would not accept a couple into membership at Saddleback who were not willing to repent of the sexual sin of living together before marriage

But while searching Saddleback’s new site trying the find that comment about couples living together, I got redirected to several placeholding sites which offered me these curious inticements to sin:

Wife with Wife

Find and Compare prices on wife with wife at 

See Through Bikins

From Thongs To Full Coverage. Choose See Through Bikins.

and another one which offered a product that would allow me to "shoot farther and more powerfully." I don’t think they meant with a semi-automatic pistol, either….

The Saddleback site is still being developed, so I am sure there will many more surprises. Right now :::weep::: the dinosaurs are gone–maybe they went extinct before Rick’s webcrew could get to play with them, unlike in the good old days, 6,000 years ago.

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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.

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