I’ve blogged on Rick Warren, the megapastor of the Saddleback megachurch in the megalopolis that is southern California, several times already. He’s a tireless self-promoter — who’s roped our new President into peddling him — and has amassed a fortune on his Purpose-Driven Life franchise. He was at least partly behind the 2008 California ballot initiative Proposition 8, which passed, and thereby rolled back gay marriage in that state.

He was on the Larry King show recently, trying, I suppose, to undo the criticism he’s endured over this. The Unreasonable Faith blog showed that, during this appearance, he lied outright, saying he had never supported Prop 8. The U.F. blog entry offers incontrovertible video evidence that he lied; check it out and see it for yourself.

Apparently clergy — even multimillionaire megapastors of multi-million-dollar megachurches — have as much trouble telling the truth, and copping to their own words and actions, as politicians.

Is this form of brazen lie a good representation of what it means to be a Christian? If so, why? Did Jesus tell his followers to lie? If not, why would honest Christians continue to allow this man to represent them?

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