Tag Archives: Rick Warren

Elton John To Congress: HIV Stigma Is Still The Greatest Threat To Stopping AIDS

Elton John testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee today to argue against so-called sequester caps on federal spending for HIV/AIDS. Via the Washington Times: Music legend and advocate Elton John said the stigma of persons infected by HIV/AIDS, particularly in the LGBT community, is the greatest threat to fighting — and one day stopping — the disease. Sir John told ...

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Catholic & Evangelical Leaders Unite In Statement Against Same-Sex Marriage

Via the National Catholic Register: A coalition of Catholic and Protestant leaders has united to call all Christians to an unwavering defense of the truth of marriage, rooted in nature as well as faith. “We affirm strongly and without qualification, following the clear testimony of holy Scripture, that marriage is a unique and privileged sign of the union of Christ ...

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D: Don’t Be A Douchebag

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Day Two Of Vatican’s Marriage Meeting

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Hobby Lobby Fallout: Religious Groups Demand Exemptions From Obama’s Coming Executive Order On Employment

We all saw THIS coming. Via the Atlantic: A group of faith leaders is urging the Obama administration to include a religious exemption in a forthcoming LGBT anti-discrimination action. Their call, in a letter sent to the White House Tuesday, attempts to capitalize on the Supreme Court case by arguing that it shows the administration must show more deference to ...

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The Miracle of Anti-Gay Denial

Famed cartoonist Mark Fiore writes: Since Uganda’s anti-gay law was signed recently, it’s been amusing (and maddening) to watch various religious right characters scurry for cover. When nobody was watching, the holier-than-thou set have been visiting Uganda preaching their extreme anti-gay views. Now that people are appalled at Uganda’s life-in-prison-for-homosexuals law, the “evangelical” right-wing preachers are laying low or rewriting ...

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Warren: My Son Committed Suicide With An Unregistered Gun Bought On The Web

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Pastor Rick Warren’s Son Commits Suicide

From today’s New York Times: The 27-year-old son of the Rev. Rick Warren, one of America’s most influential religious leaders, committed suicide, Mr. Warren said in an e-mail released on Saturday to staff members and congregants at his 20,000-member Saddleback Valley Community Church. Rick Warren said in the e-mail that his youngest son, Matthew, had “struggled from birth with mental ...

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Rick Warren: Acting On Gayness Is Like Punching Someone In The Nose

Zack Ford has the quote at Think Progress: Here’s what we know about life. I have all kinds of natural feelings in my life and it doesn’t necessarily mean that I should act on every feeling. Sometimes I get angry and I feel like punching a guy in the nose. It doesn’t mean I act on it. Sometimes I feel ...

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WND Versus Rick Warren

Apparently Rick Warren has committed the grave Christian sin of being “chummy” with Muslims and “cozying up” to Islamic clerics. He must be destroyed.

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More American Christian Groups Named As Fomenting Anti-Gay Hate In Africa

As been exhaustively documented on this blog, for years US-based evangelical groups have been lobbying governments across Africa to create or increase penalties for merely existing as a homosexual person. These shining examples of Christian Love™ have resulted in the persecution, imprisonment, rape, and even murder of LGBT people across the continent. Today Britain’s Times newspaper added more names to ...

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Obama Will NOT Attend Warren Forum

I posted this news as an update to yesterday’s post, but in case you didn’t return to that entry, here’s what Politico reports: “Contrary to reports on Pastor Rick Warren’s call yesterday, there will be no joint Mitt Romney-President Obama appearances anywhere before the debates, campaign officials tell POLITICO.”

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Megachurch Pastor Rick Warren To Host Forum With Obama And Romney

UPDATE: The Obama campaign said today that the president will NOT appear at the Saddleback event. Pastor Rick Warren, whose 2008 inauguration invocation for President Obama caused great anger among progressives, will next month host a forum with the president and Mitt Romney. The forum would be similar to one he hosted four years ago with Obama and then-GOP presidential ...

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Rick Warren: Romney’s Not A Christian

“The key sticking point for evangelicals and actually for many is the issue of the trinity. That’s a historic doctrine of the church — that God is three in one. Not three Gods, one God in father, son and Holy Spirit. Mormonism denies that. That’s a sticking point for a lot of Catholic Christians, evangelical Christians, pentecostal Christians because they ...

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Pastor Rick Warren Denounces AFA’s
Bryan Fischer For HIV Denialism

“For the past eight years we have worked with thousands of churches around the world and in America who have ministries to those infected and affected by AIDS. No one deserves this illness, and we must not ignore those among us who are infected or affected by HIV and AIDS. There are numerous ways to acquire the virus – sexual ...

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BACKGROUND: Evidence Of Scott Lively’s Complicity In The Murder Of David Kato

Yesterday Ugandan LGBT activist David Kato was bludgeoned to death in his home just weeks after his photo was emblazoned on the cover of a local newspaper with the accompanying headline “HANG THEM!” The newspaper articles and Kato’s murder came after months of international outrage over Uganda’s proposed and still-pending “kill gays” bill, legislation that orders the death penalty for ...

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Rick Warren’s Money Plea Nets $2.4M

In response to his “desperation” end-of-2009 plea, the mindless pensioners under Rick Warren’s spell dug deep into their piggy banks and forked over $2.4M in under 24 hours. The Rev. Rick Warrren, who campaigned for the passage of California’s antigay Proposition 8, has received $2.4 million in donations after making an end-of-the year plea to parishioners to help fill a ...

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Uganda’s “Kill Gays” Backer Martin Ssempa Responds To Rick Warren

Box Turtle Bulletin directs us to this new video from Rick Warren’s former BFF, Pastor Martin Ssempa, who is mighty pissed about Warren’s late-but-welcomed denouncement of Uganda’s “kill gays” bill. BTB’s Jim Burroway points out that Ssempa outright lies when he claims that child rape is not against the law in Uganda.

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Rick Warren Needs Money!!!

Rick Warren has sent an emergency email to his followers, claiming that unless his Saddleback megachurch gets $900,000 by the end of today, something terrrrrrrible will happen! “Dear Saddleback Family,” begins today’s missive from Warren. “THIS IS AN URGENT LETTER unlike any I’ve written in 30 years. Please read all of it and get back to me in the next ...

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