Pastor Rick Warren: I'm not an Anti-Gay Marriage Activist
Appearing on Larry King Live!, Pastor Rick Warren said that he is not anti-gay marriage activist, but does believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman. He even claimed that he did not support Prop. 8.
However, Rick Warren released a video on YouTube clearly endorsing Prop. 8 before the vote: "Let me say this very clearly, we support Proposition 8. if you believe what the bible says about marriage, you need to support Proposition 8."
Rick Warren: “You know Larry, there was a story within a story that never got told in the first place. I am not an anti-gay or anti-marriage activist. Never have been, never will be. The whole Proposition 8 thing, I never once went to a meeting, never once issued a statement.
>Never once even gave an endorsement in the two years Prop 8 was going–the week before the vote, somebody in my church said, “Pastor Rick, what do you think about this?” And I sent a note to my own members that said. I actually believe that marriage is really, should be defined. If that definition should be saved between a man and a woman and then all of a suddenly out of it they made me, you know something that I really wasn’t. And there were actually a number of things put out.”
He did make this video statement during the Proposition 8 controversy.