Toon: Rick Warren is a CUTER Kind of HATER!
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Aw, don't you just want to pinch his bigoted cheeks?!
Masheka and I went to the Light Up the Night for Equality March/Rally this weekend in Manhattan--it was supposed to be a silent candle-lit vigil for the couples in California who lost marriage equality rights, but it ended up being a much more lively and angry chanting type of thing, with lots of "Hey hey! Ho ho! Rick Warren has go to go!" and "2! 4! 6! 8! Separation of Church and State!" and so forth. Very cold but our anger kept us warm.
Also, this cartoon and this issue relate closely to my "The Milk Effect" cartoon, particularly to the line "Fuck tolerance for the intolerant."
Warren waxed, "Now here's an interesting thing. There are about 2 percent of Americans, are homosexual or gay, lesbian people. We should not let 2 percent of the population determine, to change a definition of marriage that has been supported by every single culture and every single religion for 5,000 years. This is not even just a Christian issue, it's a humanitarian, a human issue."
A humanitarian issue! Like what? The corruption catastrophe in Zimbabwe? An earthquake in China? Hurricane Katrina? You have to be kidding. Invoking such imagery sunk Warren down into the pits with the late Jerry Falwell, who claimed that divesting from apartheid South Africa was inhumane. "Disinvestment will bring unemployment, unrest, anger and bloodshed," Falwell said.