Rick Warren’s Peeps do the Lying For Him

The Rick Warren/Prop 8 fiasco continues, now entering its sixth month. Pam Spaulding has reported that the wikipedia entry for Rick Warren has been a subject of some consternation lately. Some contributors, including one recognized as CarverM, have been attempting to whitewash Warren’s involvement with Prop 8 and the controversy surrounding his giving the invocation at the inauguration.

The problem? CarverM turns out to be Mark Carver, the Executive Director of Purpose Driven Church, a clear conflict of interests.

Among suggestions CarverM and other (still unidentified, possibly on the level) whitewashers:

  • Warren did not compare same sex marriage to incest, polygamy and pedophilia during his notorious Beliefnet interview.
  • Gay and lesbian people have never had the right to marry in California.
  • Controversies surrounding Warren’s position on gay marriage are, according to CarverM, “a tempest in a teapot” and unworthy of more discussion than a link to Wikipedia’s Proposition 8 page.

Head over to Pam’s House Blend for the whole article.

For now, the Rick Warren wikipedia page is closed to editing (in an extremely biased state) and the issue brought by Mark Carver is in mediation, with several of the contributers exasperated by the bias Carver and others want to introduce into what is supposed to be objective.

People with long memories will remember Mr. Carver from his involvement in a bit of scandal over the video game Left Behind: Eternal Forces a few years ago. From what I’ve read, he was aware of the objectionable (I’m being charitable) content of the game since the company’s formation in October 2001. He distanced himself only after word got out and people started asking questions.

He fits right in at Purpose Driven!