Piers Morgan has called for a rewriting
of the Bible to allow for gay marriage.
In a Christmas Eve interview with Rick
Warren, Morgan noted that the Bible and the Constitution are
“basically inherently flawed” documents.
The 58-year-old Warren is the founder
and senior pastor of the Lake Forest, California-based megachurch
Saddleback Church – the eighth-largest church in the United States
– and the author of the best-selling book The Purpose Driven
Warren appeared on Morgan's CNN program
to promote an updated edition of his book.
Morgan argued that the Bible should be
amended to reflect changing cultural viewpoints, in particular gay
“Both the Bible and the Constitution
are well-intentioned but they are basically inherently flawed,”
Morgan said. “Hence, the need to amend it.”
“Not a chance,” Warren replied.
“What I believe is flawed is human opinion, because it constantly
“But you and I know the Bible is, in
many places, a flawed document,” Morgan continued. “My point to
you about gay rights for example – it's time for an amendment to
“You should compile a new Bible,”
“I do not believe the Bible is
flawed,” Warren said. “And I willingly admit, willingly admit
that I base my worldview on the Bible, which I believe is true, and
truth. My definition of truth is if it's new, it's not true. It it
was true 1,000 years ago, it'll be true 1,000 years from today.”
“Opinion changes, but truth doesn't,”
“We're going to agree to disagree on
that,” Morgan said.