The Seven Point Platform is both a basic and an ambitious list, ranging from specific guidelines to general, ambitious goals:
COVID-19 aid that “reaches the scale of crisis” and directly addresses the disproportionate harm the pandemic is causing to blacks, indigenous people, coloreds and “other vulnerable communities”; Programs to get people back to work, with a focus on converting the economy to clean, renewable energies – but also on restoring and extending workers’ rights, including trade union rights; Ensuring health care for all; Defending and extending voting rights – including proposals to end wandering and curb corporate money in election campaigns; Attack on institutional racism and white supremacy; Turning away from militarism and “endless wars” in favor of a commitment to peaceful diplomacy; Reject corporate greed and end corporate monopoly. […]
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Blast from the past
That day at Daily Kos in 2008– Rick Warren doubles up, accusing critics of Christophobia:
Rick Warren is double and accused its critics of “hate speech” and “christophobia”.
Rachel Maddow has the video and confronts Warren on hypocrisy that it is unfair to label his views as hateful while accusing his critics of hate speech. In addition, as Rachel notes, Warren lies blatantly about his comments comparing gay marriage to pedophilia and incest.
Aside from Warren’s role as the keynote speaker (for a brief moment), I don’t think there is any way to defend what he’s saying now. I accept the suggestion that it is possible to disagree on the issue of gay marriage without naming anyone.
But there really is no comparison between gay marriage and incest or pedophilia, and if Warren thinks they are equals, he is either a fan of incest and pedophilia or he has serious problems with homosexuals. And calling your critics “Christophobes” only makes matters worse.
A simple apology from Warren for the comparison would probably have made this whole controversy go away. But now it is doubling and it only makes things worse.