CNN Talk Show Host Piers Morgan on Homosexuality: ‘It’s Time for an Amendment to the Bible’

Piers MorganNew York, New York — During an interview Monday night with Rick Warren, megachurch pastor of Saddleback Church in California and author of the best-selling book The Purpose Driven Life, CNN talk show host Piers Morgan asserted that the Bible is flawed and needs to be amended.

Morgan, whose broadcast Piers Morgan Tonight replaced Larry King Live last year upon King’s retirement, segued into the comment as Warren discussed why the Bible is unlike other any other book.

“Why does it say ‘holy’ on the Bible?” Warren said. “Any other book, if it was writing about these other great people in the past, they tend to gloss over their sins.”

“But, we discussed this last time,” Morgan injected. “The Bible says if you commit adultery, you’re going to be stoned to death.”

“That’s a civil law for the nation of Israel,” Warren replied. “But, it’s still an element of the Bible that is flawed,” Morgan contended.

“Well, evidently, for that generation, that’s their Commandment,” Warren said. “Exactly my point,” Morgan said.

“But, it’s not one of the moral laws,” Warren stated, inferring that the judicial penalties for violations of the law are separate from the law itself.

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Morgan then continued to assert his belief that the Bible needs to be changed.

“No, but it’s still in the Bible and it’s flawed,” the British-born host remarked. “I do not believe the Bible is flawed,” Warren answered.

“Both the Bible and the Constitution were well-intentioned, but they are basically, inherently flawed. Hence, the need to amend it,” Morgan declared. “My point to you about gay rights, for example — It’s time for an amendment to the Bible.”

“Uh, no,” Warren replied.

“You should compile a new Bible!” Morgan suggested. “Not a chance,” Warren answered, laughing, at which Morgan also began to laugh.

Warren then began to explain that the only thing that is flawed is mankind and its opinions.

“What I believe is flawed is human opinion because it constantly changes,” he outlined. “In fact, we do it every eight years in America.  … What is ‘hot’ is now not.”

“I willingly admit that I base my worldview on the Bible, which I believe is true,” Warren continued. “And my definition of truth is, if it’s new, it’s not true. If it was true a thousand years ago, it will be true a thousand years from today. Opinion changes, but truth doesn’t.”

Morgan then told Warren that the two would have to agree to disagree on the matter.

Warren has been making his rounds on the various major talk shows this past month in celebration of the 10th year since the release of The Purpose-Driven Life. As previously reported, there has been confusion and controversy over what Warren meant by some of his statements during the interviews, such as when he told Marc Lamont Hill of the Huffington Post that homosexual feelings are not a sin, but that it “might be” a sin for those of the same gender to have sexual relations.

Warren went on to state that he believes sex outside of marriage is always wrong because the Bible is his final authority, but that he knows that people use other authorities to reach their conclusions, and agreed that some have different interpretations of the Bible.

Calls to Warren’s office requesting clarification were not returned.

Christian News Network also recently reported on the new “Queen James Bible,” which seeks to “prevent homophobic misinterpretation.” While its publishers have not identified themselves, their website outlines that it has changed eight verses in the Bible to eliminate references to homosexual behavior as being sinful, so that the Scriptures now insinuate that homosexuality began as a pagan practice, and is only prohibited when the sexual acts are done in the name of paganism, prostitution or rape.

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  • Karate Kathleen


    Mr. Morgan and everyone else has got the realize GOD MAKES THE RULES, NOT MAN. WE HAVE TO LIVE TO HIS STANDARD WHICH DOES NOT CHANGE. God rules heaven and he WILL NOT allow what he considers to be sin into heaven. He will not allow what he considers to be sinful people into heaven. It’s Not what you or I may think-BUT WHAT GOD THINKS!

    And he warns us in these verses that whoever adds to his Holy Book-the bible or takes away from his Holy book-the bible will GO TO THE SMOKING SECTION-HELL.

    The bible was written down by man AFTER HE SPOKE TO GOD AND GOD TOLD HIM WHAT THE RULES ARE! Read the old testament! Now we can be angry or disagree with what God’s rules are, but the rules do not change and they are what they are! Just as kids may and often do disagree with their parents about rules, we may disagree with our Heaven Father’s rules. But we have to trust he knows what’s best for us.

    • Kay Lowe

      Did the HIV epidemic and the fact that they cannot naturally have kids teach them nothing? Hello!!

  • Scott Fyan

    But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8 KJV) JESUS
    Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
    Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:10 KJV)

  • Bingo

    Piers Morgan is a silly, biblically illiterate man with a dreadful hatred for all things godly.

  • Mary Kilbride

    God wrote the Bible, Piers. You don’t amend the Bible. That is if you are a Bible and God fearing believer.

  • Mary Kilbride

    I just want to repeat what Jesus said on the cross: “Father forgive them, because they don’t know what they are doing” Luke 23:34. We should not hate the unbelievers, the lost and the confused…we should pray for them.

  • Michael Falsia

    ” for even their “females” did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the”males”, leaving the natural use of the “female” and burned in their lust one toward another; “males with males” working that which is unbecoming, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was fitting. ….God gave them over to a reprobate or disapproved mind etc… Romans 1:26, 27. This is what the wicked wish to repeal? There is nothing gay about perversion! Nothing! What is being touted as love is in reality animal lust, passion and self abuse. Not too mention how the other sex partner is being degraded and disrespected by a sinful self love as Paul speaks of elsewhere in the same Holy Writings. This divine giving over is so degrading that the inspired Apostle speaks of this degenerate behavior in the lowest terms possible. The Apostle does not say men or women in the dignified sense of the terms but rather as MALES AND FEMALES the same way you would describe animals devoid of reason and moral sensibility and conscience. But the wicked like Piers Morgan know more than God about what drives human sin and deviance? Get ready my Brothers and Sisters in Christ this idea that the Word of God be altered to appease the lusts and desires of the ungodly are not just idle suggestions? They are trying to build a movement and a consensus to edit the gospel and the doctrines of Our Lord Jesus. As a matter of fact there have been proposals that Bible be printed with the inclusion of disclaimers about some its archaic teachings. So this is not just hot air coming from the enemies of Christ and his word? Be faithful even unto death Dear People of God because Satan is a cummin!

  • Michael Eade

    “What I believe is flawed is human opinion because it constantly changes,” he outlined. “In fact, we do it every eight years in America. … What is ‘hot’ is now not.”

    What a fool, he believes the bible is sound but that human opinion is flawed? What an idiot he seems to forget the bible is a book full of the opinions of HUMANS that lived centuries ago, thus it is outdated and evil.

    • Desertcatn

      So you are on a Christian site, spewing; you obviously don’t belong here, but you want to insult Christians. You may think that Christians are being hurt, but you are most likely just wasting your time. It’s your time to waste and most of us will just pray for your pitiful soul. Which means that no matter what you say, the result is that you have come here, seeking prayer! Praying for you, Michael.

  • Henry

    Mr. Piers Morgan, this is what God says to you, “In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.” Acts 17: 30-31

  • Patricia Hardy Harig

    I believe that certain Christian leaders are compromising certain portions of the Bible…God’s word, in order to placate the homosexual community. The Holy Bible is full of people who served God Jehovah; prophets, disciples, kings, queens, fishermen, commoners who never wavered from their cause. The disciples went to their deaths to establish Christianity. It is a fearsome thing to see the violence now purpetrated against Christians today. Parents and children in foreign countries murdered because of their Christian faith. This is a troubled time in our age…America has fallen now into grave change that is disrupting civil accord. Christians cannot afford to fall into a state of lethargy. Rick Warren seems to have fallen into a position of waffling. Churches that should be standing firm in the Word are shamefully compromising to please the “world”. Not acceptable and those in leadership are called by God to be exceptionally responsible for their positions. God does not negotiate with sin.

  • Michael Falsia

    Mr. Morgan it is ma who should amend his wicked heart and bring every thought captive to the word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Not the other way about? You have it backwards my friend?