Politics

Warren: Gay people are immature.

Today, NBC’s Ann Curry aired a new portion of her recent interview with pastor Rick Warren, whom President-elect Obama selected to deliver the invocation at his inauguration. During the interview, Warren said that “it doesn’t matter” whether or not homosexuality is “part of your biology”; it’s still wrong. Attempting to explain himself, he compared accepting one’s homosexuality to being “naturally inclined to have sex with every beautiful woman I see.” Resisting homosexuality is about “maturity,” he concluded:

CURRY: If science finds that this is biological, indisputably…would you change your position?

WARREN: No. … We all have biological predispositions. … You say because I have natural impulses to the same sex, I shouldn’t have to reign them in. Well I disagree. I think that’s part of maturity, I think that’s part of delayed gratification, I think that’s part of character.

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UPDATE

Jeff Lutes, Executive Director of Soulforce, talks about how Warren and his staff tried to pull out of a promise to meet with him and other gay families.

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UPDATE

,Time magazine quotes Warren explaining that homosexuality “is not the natural way. … Some body parts are meant to fit together.” (HT: AmericaBlog)

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