Rick Warren Does it, Again

What do you think, is Rick Warren willing to say or do anything in order to be “America’s Pastor”?

The following article by Joseph Farah points out the Christian hypocrisy of Warren that drives people crazy. He seems to stand for anything except his Christian faith and fellow believers. He is willing to trash America and historical Christianity and for that matter history as well. He forgets that far more non-Muslims and other Muslims have been and were slaughtered by Islam not only during the Crusades, but in recent history as well. The Crusades were started only after the threat of Islam became so great that it threatened the bastions of Christianity. Before that, Islam had either bribed or lied to Christian leaders telling them that they were not interested in destroying the Christian faith. Their violent slaughtering of anyone or any nation that stood in their way proved otherwise, and only then did Christianity respond. Before that time, most of the known world had fallen under the sword of Islam.

So, what do you think? Does Warren’s latest action show him only to want to hog some sort of limelight or do you think he is correct in his actions?

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Rick Warren Does it, Again
By Joseph Farah, World Net Daily, July 3, 2009

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=102848

While millions of other Americans will be celebrating Independence Day weekend, Rick Warren, often called “America’s Pastor,” will be serving as the keynote speaker for a Saudi-backed Muslim group that promotes a radical strain of Wahhabi Islam in about 80 percent of U.S. mosques.

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of Rick Warren’s bad judgments.

This time Warren will be schmoozing with the Islamic Society of North America, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood – just as are al-Qaida, Hamas and most other Muslim terrorist organizations.

ISNA puts on a façade of moderation, yet, according to terrorism expert Steven Emerson, it “convenes annual conferences where Islamist militants have been given a platform to incite violence and promote hatred.”

After Hamas leader Mousa Marzook was arrested in 1997, ISNA raised money for his defense. He was eventually deported.

ISNA condemned the U.S. government’s seizure of the financial assets of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad after Sept. 11.

“I think ISNA has been an umbrella, also a promoter of groups that have been involved in terrorism,” explains Emerson. “I am not going to accuse the ISNA of being directly involved in terrorism. I will say ISNA has sponsored extremists, racists, people who call for jihad against the United States.”

I could go on with many more details about ISNA. Suffice it to say it is no friend of Christianity and no friend of America.

So what is Rick Warren doing speaking at the group’s national conference?

I don’t know what Warren’s agenda is. He would probably say he doesn’t have one. But I can tell you the effect of his appearance – it is designed to disinfect and rehabilitate a group that is dangerous and subversive to U.S. national security.

But it should surprise no one, at this point, that Rick Warren will be there. One of the first times I ever wrote about Rick Warren was in 2006 when he took an equally misguided trip to Syria to meet with dictator Bashar Assad and praise him for his pleasant treatment of Christians. Syria was then and remains today one of the world’s leading state sponsors of Islamic terrorism. Almost every terrorist group in the world maintains offices there. Nevertheless, Rick Warren said, while in Syria, that the country “does not allow extremism of any kind.”

Less than a week after Warren’s absurd proclamations in Syria, a Christian leader in Lebanon, former President Pierre Gemayel, was assassinated in the streets of Beirut. Everyone in Lebanon knows who killed him – the Syrian government.

As I wrote at the time, “it is imperative that Christians – and especially Christian leaders – have discernment about evil in our world. And true, unadulterated evil is what you have running Syria today. The government led by Bashar Assad, who met with Rick Warren last week, is anti-American, anti-freedom, anti-Christian, anti-Jewish and pro-terrorist.

“Rick Warren should know this. Yet, he has placed himself in a position of apologizing and excusing the government in Damascus, one of the most evil on the face of the earth.

“It is not an exaggeration to say that government got cover last week as a result of Warren’s shameful public relations on its behalf. I won’t go so far to say there was a direct cause-and-effect relationship between Warren’s embrace of Assad and the assassination of Gemayel yesterday, but it is both a coincidence of striking proportions as well as an illustration of the true character of Damascus’ totalitarian police-state regime.”

In 2007, Rick Warren was one of 100 or so “evangelical leaders” who signed a document begging forgiveness from Muslims for all the evil deeds perpetrated against them by Christians.

Rick Warren loves to apologize for things he didn’t do, for things other people did that weren’t wrong, even for things that occurred hundreds of years before he was born – such as apologizing to Muslims worldwide for atrocities committed against their ancestors during the Crusades.

In 2007, he also apologized for American “excesses in the war on terrorism.”

And he has apologized for the church because it hasn’t done enough about the spread of AIDS and problems like global warming.

Yet, I must observe that despite his predilection for apologies, he has a great deal of trouble owning up to his own personal mistakes.

Once again, just like his trip to Syria, serving as the keynote speaker to the Islamic Society of North America is a very, very bad personal mistake – one that demonstrates a complete lack of spiritual discernment.

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2 responses to “Rick Warren Does it, Again

  1. Travis Schuster

    What side in the Syrian conflict are the bloggers of this site on. If in fact you are Christian, then if you were forced to go to Syria hypothetically speaking, you would beg, literally beg to be under the Government of Bashar Assad. The irony is the policy many who claim they are against radical Islam. is actually putting themselves on the same side of radical Islamists by criticizing Rick Warren and favoring regime change in all these countries.The fact is Libya ,Iraq and Syria in areas Assad doesn’t control are terrible for Christians. The removal of Ghadaffi, attempted removal of Assad and removal of Saddam in Iraq and even Mubarak in Egypt have traded in one set of problems for a much bigger set. To oppose Assad and favor his ouster is to put yourself on the same side as the most extreme. All rebels are much more conservative than Assad.

    • “Joseph Farah points out the Christian hypocrisy of Warren that drives people crazy. He seems to stand for anything except his Christian faith and fellow believers. He is willing to trash America and historical Christianity and for that matter history as well. He forgets that far more non-Muslims and other Muslims have been and were slaughtered by Islam not only during the Crusades, but in recent history as well. The Crusades were started only after the threat of Islam became so great that it threatened the bastions of Christianity. Before that, Islam had either bribed or lied to Christian leaders telling them that they were not interested in destroying the Christian faith. Their violent slaughtering of anyone or any nation that stood in their way proved otherwise, and only then did Christianity respond. Before that time, most of the known world had fallen under the sword of Islam.”

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