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Prayers for Dr. Warren Throckmorton

Timothy Kincaid

September 20th, 2012

Dr. Warren Throckmorton’s website is posting the following:

On Sunday Warren had a heart attack. Mild as it was, it led to tests which led to a heart cath which led us to a triple by pass surgery on Tuesday. He came through surgery wonderfully, had a great morning today. He walked some and ate some and then got very tired and then the pain from the chest tubes started. He really is doing great and can’t wait to get those tubes out! We ask for your prayers during this time of recovery and learning! Warren is very determined to follow orders so he can get back to all the things he loves doing! Thanks so much for all the prayers and those to come. We have an awesome God and we are so thankful for his love for us!

Dr. Throckmorton is an advocate for honesty and decency within the evangelical community. When Box Turtle Bulletin began exposing Uganda’s proposed Kill the Gays bill, he was one of the strongest voices raising awareness within the Christian community about that issue. He is currently spearheading an effort to denounce the inherently dishonest assertions of revisionist historian (and anti-gay activist) David Barton. He doesn’t agree with everything we believe here, but he’s a good man who has risked his reputation and welcome among his peers to stand up for us.

If you are a praying person, please remember to include prayers for Warren’s speedy and full recovery. If not, please send him your hopeful thoughts, good vibes, or general best wishes.



September 20th, 2012 | LINK

Prayers ascending!

September 20th, 2012 | LINK

He is an honourable and decent man, a rare thing today. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

September 20th, 2012 | LINK

Much metta Warren.

September 20th, 2012 | LINK

Prayers go out to him and to his family, I know what it is like dealing with a family member with heart problems. Worry about the future and worry about the present.

September 20th, 2012 | LINK

“On Sunday Warren had a heart attack. Mild as it was, it led to tests which led to a heart cath which led us to a triple by pass surgery on Tuesday”

Doesn’t sound very ‘mild’ to me!

I hope he pulls through. It’s so rare to find people in this world willing to acknowledge evidence and admit when they were wrong, I’d hate to lose one of them.

September 20th, 2012 | LINK

I’m confused.

Professional evangelical Christian felled by heart problems. Shouldn’t Jesus made this go away? Just sayin as one of those he’s spent years denigrating before his recent conversion. No he’s not an honorable man. He’s not any better than any of the other full-time fag bashers. He’s a provincial Savanorola who can’t begin to comprehend the greater world outside his own self-obsessed purlieu. Let him get better. Let him learn.

I suspect I’m blocked but whaves.

September 20th, 2012 | LINK

Been praying for him since I heard the other evening…still am. He is one sagacious fellow.

September 20th, 2012 | LINK

Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

Rick Rosendall
September 21st, 2012 | LINK

Sending positive thoughts his way.

September 21st, 2012 | LINK

Praying to the Flying Spaghetti Monster for him :)

A religious man with a brain and some level of skepticism is a rarity–we need more of him.

September 21st, 2012 | LINK

Wow, will definitely keep him in my thoughts and send what good energy I can his way.

He seems to be a good person, you don’t have to agree with somebody to respect them, and it’s a tough thing to stand up for decency and doing the right thing among American Christians…which it should not be, if you ask me.

Not much for prayers, but if I feel the need to, I will pray for him, too.

September 21st, 2012 | LINK

Thanks for the update. Here’s wishing him a speedy recovery.

Gene in L.A.
September 21st, 2012 | LINK

Stephen, that is possibly the meanest get-well I’ve seen in my 65 years. It doesn’t read as if your heart is in it. Did you think you were exposing something not generally known? Why even expend the energy if you think so poorly of him?

Ben In Oakland
September 21st, 2012 | LINK

Thank you, gene.

September 21st, 2012 | LINK

Stephen – Throckmorton is as described: “a good man who has risked his reputation and welcome among his peers to stand up for us.”

YEARS denigrating? RECENT conversion?

Seems as though your animosity has gotten in the way of your facts, but it provides a great springboard for those elegant phrases following, replete with exsufflicant and blown surmise, fulsome with bombast, and reeking with self-aggrandizing bloviation.

If you’re “blocked,” then it’s just a situation of your own head being up your lower intestine while you’re attempting to takj,

September 21st, 2012 | LINK



September 21st, 2012 | LINK

Prayers ascending here, too. I think it’s actually not uncommon for a person to have what’s initially diagnosed as a “mild” heart attack, which then leads to heart tests of various kinds, which then finds more significant blockage, which then leads to bypass. In many ways the initial heart event is a blessing in disguise because otherwise the person might have a much more serious attack from which s/he never recovers.

I also hope we can keep this thread free of religion-bashing. I do understand that Prof. Throckmorton may not *always* have been 100% pro-LGBT, but if that’s a reason to exclude someone permanently, or say they are incapable of redemption, well, that’s kind of an unproductive message to send out!

September 21st, 2012 | LINK

He is indeed an honorable man. No, I haven’t always agreed with where he’s ended up, but he’s always presented his case with integrity, bending toward the truth, doing his best to not let doctrine or personal prejudices get in the way of a dispassionate look at the evidence. I would rather have a principled disagreement with him than agree with many of the less honest or perceptive folks on our “side” of the issues.

Best wishes on a speedy recovery. Modern cardiac care is fairly miraculous. He will probably soon feel better than he did for months before this incident.

September 21st, 2012 | LINK

I don’t have strong opinions on him, but did want to add that gsingjane is exactly right. These “mild” heart attacks are often early warnings that save your life.
And he will likely recover quite well from the procedure and almost immediately start feeling much better, better than he’s felt in years. Anyone who calls Barton out can’t be all bad, even if he’s not a shining beacon of good either.

Who knows, maybe this experience will cause him to examine his precepts.

Warren Throckmorton
September 25th, 2012 | LINK

I want to give thanks and an update on my situation. First, thanks to the gentlemen of BTB for this post and the kind words, prayers and thoughts in response to it on my behalf.

I am now home recovering with several weeks of that to go. I did have triple by pass as the result of heart disease I didn’t know I had. The heart attack was mild but severe enough to move me into diagnostic and treatment mode. This turned out to be a good thing.

Again, thanks all for the positive feelings; they have a beneficial effect.

September 25th, 2012 | LINK

As my peeps say, wishing you a r’fuah sh’leimah! There are too few of your kind to lose one. :)

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