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Rick Warren Needs To Ask About BAIPA And Prop 8

Dear Pastor Rick Warren,

In 2004, you publicly stated to thousands of pastors that abortion and gay marriage are non-negotiable issues for the evangelical community. You were right.

You have a chance once again to stand strong for your Biblical convictions when you interview Senator Obama and Senator McCain tonight.

I am sure that you know that Senator Obama’s stance on abortion is more radical than that of NARAL and other pro-abortion groups. Senator Obama is not only pro-abortion, but he appears to have taken a pro-infanticide position in the past, as he has voted against the Illinois version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act (see details here). Please ask Senator Obama about his vote against BAIPA so that evangelical voters can make an informed decision when they vote in November.

I am sure that you are aware that Prop 8 is on the CA ballot, and I think that you would agree that this proposition will be the biggest social conservative battle in California since Prop 22. Prop 8 seeks to codify into the CA constitution the words approved by an overwhelming majority of CA voters back in 2002: marriage is between a man and a woman. Please ask Obama why he opposes Prop 8, and please ask McCain why he supports Prop 8.

Honestly, I have doubts that you will bring up these crucial issues. Please prove me wrong.


Here are some additional questions if you have time:

  • Do you believe that homosexuality should be taught to 2nd graders? (Obama answered “yes” during a primary debate).
  • Do you support vouchers for private religious schools?
  • Do you support adoptions by gay couples?
  • Do you think that Israel should concede more land to the Palestinians (e.g divide Jerusalem)?