Honey, get the kids. The circus is coming to town!

Yes children, Hillary Clinton will be making an appearance at Saddleback’s Global Summit on AIDS and the Church. This of course begs the question: How many hypocrites can you fit in one building? The answer: About 2000.

I applaud their humanitarian efforts but the fact that it’s at Saddleback gives me the purpose-driven heebie-jeebies (sorry Aunt Deb, I know you attend but it’s all just a bit too charismatic for me). The thought of shelling out three hundred bucks to watch Hillary Clinton’s mega-sized ego on display in a mega-sized church just doesn’t appeal. I’m more of a Kucinich kinda guy.

The OC Register has poll asking why you think Hillary is coming to town? Too bad they don’t have a poll asking why the other candidates aren’t.

If you are interested, the event is being held Wednesday November 28, 2007 – Friday November 30, 2007. For registration questions call 1-800-SADDLEBACK (723-3532) – be sure to give them my best.

8 Comments so far

  1. Michael Doss (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one scared by Saddleback. I wrote a very similar post today over at the Liberal Atheist Vegetarian Blog.

  2. Jon (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

    Michael, I’m not just scared. I’m terrified!

    You were much more tactful than I was!

  3. Dave Share (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 10:57 pm

    Wow. My wife has attended Saddleback for years, and I’ve been going on and off for the last couple years. I’ve always liked them but the last few times I’ve gone I’ve gotten a weird feeling. And now this. I’ve got to admit, after reading this article, I’m not so sure anymore. $300???? I was excited at first when I saw students got in for only $50 until I looked and saw that people who HAVE AIDS and HIV have to pay $75!!! They should be free!!!

  4. Jon (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 7:26 am

    The bigger questions is: Why does it cost anything at all? Where is the money going? God’s work I suppose.

  5. Jon (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 7:57 am

    I was just reading the comments on the new OC Register presidential blog. I have a personal rule not to read comments at The Registers web site because they enrage me. In a fit of stupidity I broke my rule and read some. Now – well – I’m enraged!


    "charliesix Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 2:18 pm
    I love Rick Warren but that does not mean I agree with him all the time. With so many social issues in this country I would much rather use my energy and resources locally than try to save the whole world, especially when most those you are trying to save are victims of their own irresponsible actions."

    I just… I feel sick…

  6. Dave Share (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 1:22 pm




    I honsetly think I feel sick too…..

  7. MN (unregistered) on December 1st, 2007 @ 4:47 pm

    You feel sick? Scared? Why do you feel sick? What occured that makes you feel sick? I don’t understand…What has happened that disgusts you so? Has something immoral, illegal or dangerous happened at Saddleback that I missed?

    You say you would rather use your resources locally…I would just bet that you have invested nothing of yourself-locally, or elsewhere….Amazing!

  8. Jon (unregistered) on December 1st, 2007 @ 5:23 pm


    I think you’re confused. The middle paragraph of my comment was copied from the Register’s web site – hence the quotation marks.

    The "I just… I feel sick…" was my response to the post from the Register’s web site.

    I’m gonna give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you either skimmed the comments or you speak English as a third language and that’s why you weren’t unable to understand what I was saying.

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