by Dr. D ~ December 10th, 2013
(Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church: Wikipedia)
Here are some thoughts on homosexuality from one of my neighbors here in Lake Forest CA- Pastor Rick Warren.
The following coming in an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN:
Morgan asked whether Warren could ever see himself — or Christianity more broadly — evolving to embrace gay marriage.
“I cannot see that happening in my life,” Warren responded.
“I fear the disapproval of God more than I fear your disapproval or the disapproval of society.”
Coming earlier in the conversation:
“While I may disagree with you on your views on sexuality, it does not give me a right to demean you, to demoralize you, to defame you, to turn you into a demon,” Warren said in an interview broadcast Friday evening.
He added, “See tolerance, Piers, used to mean we treat each other with mutual respect, even if we have major disagreements. Today tolerance has been changed to mean ‘all ideas are equally valid.’”
The preacher said that shift is “nonsense” and that all ideas are not equally valid.
Morgan then openly took issue as he has in the past with Warren’s stance against gay marriage, asking, “as a Christian man … how can you espouse genuine equality if you don’t allow gay people the same rights to get married as straight people?”
Rather than focusing on the rights associated with same-sex marriage, Warren said that he is more opposed to redefining what marriage — a term he said has historically been reserved for men and women — truly means.
Response: Way to go Rick! Pastor Rick says it better than I ever could and we are in total agreement on this issue. It should be noted that Rick Warren’s church is part of the Southern Baptist Convention and his views on homosexuality and marriage are pretty much mainstream when it comes to evangelical Christians. *Top