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Maddow calls on Warren to debunk ties to Uganda’s anti-gay legislation

Friday, December 11, 2009
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Rachel Maddow has called on Rev. Rick Warren, the nation’s most visible evangelical pastor, to be a guest on her MSNBC show to publicly denounce Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill and address alleged ties to the bill’s supporters.

Over the past several nights, Maddow has been hammering conservative U.S. evangelical leaders and politicians for failing to speak out against a proposed bill in Uganda that would criminalize homosexuality.

On Thursday, Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life and pastor of the Saddleback Church in California, issued his first specific denunciation of the legislation, days after initially saying he couldn’t interfere in another nation’s politics.

Warren has also denied rumors that he’s ever supported the bill or anyone associated with it, contrary to Maddow’s reporting. Watch Thursday night’s segment from Maddow’s outstanding coverage of the Uganda hate bill:

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