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Rick Warren Buddies Up to Anti-Gay Ex-Episcopalians

Timothy Kincaid

June 23rd, 2009

In the past couple of years Episcopalians that were furious with their church for ordaining a gay Bishop broke away. Calling themselves Anglicans, they attached themselves to some of the biggest homophobes in Christianity in Africa and South America. All along, they’ve received encouragement from author and “America’s Pastor”, Rick Warren.

This week the break-aways held their first national assembly and Rick Warren jumped at the chance to speak. Warren told the group – who’s sole commonality is opposition to full inclusion of gay people in the church:

“We are to love the people of the world no matter what they believe; we are to not love the value system of the world. And the problem today is lot of Christians are getting that reversed. They love the value system and hate the people”

Those of us familiar with anti-gay activism recognize this type of “love” to be an empty code word for exclusion, condemnation, and political oppression. And by “hating the people”, conservatives mean that those who see God’s welcome to include gay men and women are “hating” them by “allowing them to live in sin.”

Warren’s continued affiliation with anti-gay Anglicans only confirms the fear and betrayal that the community felt when he was selected to speak at President Obama’s inauguration.

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David C.
June 23rd, 2009 | LINK

A Christo-Fascist electro-evangelical driven by overweening ambition on an industrial scale. His alliances reveal his true nature as an opportunistic shill. At one time in his past he might have had a clue, but no longer.

Empty indeed.

Cooner
June 23rd, 2009 | LINK

Wow … I haven’t heard Rick Warren in the news since he went into hiding after the whole “I never endorsed Prop 8″ kerfluffle.

Well, not that I spend a lot of time following Rick Warren’s whereabouts.

ravenbiker
June 24th, 2009 | LINK

Funny. Rick Warren is such a bad fool. He can’t even be two-faced.

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