Warren insists he’s not homophobic: I served ‘water and donuts’ to gay people.

Pastor Rick Warren, President-elect Obama’s choice to deliver the inaugurual invocation, has espoused far-right views on gay rights, including likening same-sex marriage to polygamy and incest. Today, MSNBC previewed a segment from Dateline NBC’s interview with Warren, airing tomorrow, in which he laughs off accusations of being “homophobic” because he “talks to” gay people and served protesters water:

Q: Your position has raised the specter that you are homophobic.

WARREN: Hahahah! […]

Q: Are you homophobic?


WARREN: Of course not. I have always treated them with respect. When they come and wanna talk to me, I talk to ’em. When the protesters came, we served them water and donuts.

Watch it:

Warren also stuck up for his belief that gays should not be allowed to marry, saying, “For 5,000 years, every single culture and every single religion has defined marriage as a man and a woman.”