Rick Warren Finally Opposes Uganda Anti-Homosexual Law

Rick Warren, the evangelical pastor who drew fire last January when he gave the invocation at President Obama’s inauguration, is to be lauded for his fortitude. In a videotaped statement released last week, Warren condemned proposed legislation in Uganda that would increase penalties for homosexual behavior. (Earlier versions included the death penalty for certain homosexual acts. Now homosexuality—and advocating for homosexuals—are merely criminal acts, subject to stiff fines and long prison terms.) “I completely oppose” the law, Warren said. He called it “unjust, extreme, and un-Christian.”