Los Angeles humorist Steve Young posted a satirical piece on his blog saying Saddleback Church pastor/same-sex marriage foe Rick Warren had compared gays to pizza.
This morning, The Raw Story web site picked it up and ran with it as fact as their lead story. By this evening the story had disappeared from the site. Still, it was more needed levity in the face of Obama selling out gays by giving an international platform to a divisive religious leader who believes they shouldn’t be afforded marriage rights. (I’ve come to accept Obama as just another political pragmatist. We’ve been down this road before with the Clintons, so it’s either laugh or grit my teeth until my gums bleed.)
Riffing on a recent NBC Dateline interview the Prop 8-supporting pastor did with reporter Ann Curry wherein he compared being gay to incest, adultery, etc., Young made up a funny bit about Curry coming forth with statements she said Warren made after the cameras stopped rolling.
… After the camera stopped filming he went on to make the comparison of gays to pizza, I must say, I was startled.
“Just because I like pizza it doesn’t mean I should marry it,” said Warren. “Biologically, I am predisposed to enjoy the immaculate melding of mozzarella cheese, red sauce and thick crust baked to tasty perfection. But that doesn’t mean I should enter into a lifelong commitment with Sicilian or plain, nor bed it down, nor bring children into the world and have them have to explain to their classmates why their mom’s crust is not as crisp as it once was.”
Young is a funny guy who was one of the original hosts on LA’s liberal talk radio station KTLK AM 1150, as well as a writer on TV sitcoms. He also wrote the weekly op-ed column “All The News That’s Fit To Spoof ” for the LA Daily News, according to his web site bio, “until they realized it was there.”