Thursday, July 24, 2008

Rick Warren Partners With Pro-Homosexual Group For Presidential Forum

Jim Brown of One News Now reports on Rick Warren's upcoming presidential forum. The article reveals the disturbing partnership between Southern Baptist pastor Rick Warren's Saddleback Church and the liberal social justice group Faith in Public Life.

The two-hour forum is co-sponsored by Warren's Saddleback Church and the liberal social justice group Faith in Public Life, whose board president is Meg Riley, a Unitarian Universalist minister who previously ran the denomination's
homosexual advocacy office. The group's board members include other theological liberals, among them a pro-abortion Muslim leader and a Jewish rabbi.

The author of The Purpose Driven Life says he does not believe the biblical gospel is compromised when he teams up with non-Christians in efforts to promote the "common good."
Editor's note: Faith in Public Life promotes the homosexual agenda as a human rights / social justice issue. The FiPL website offers resources for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) community.

The Catholic Media Coalition produced this investigative piece revealing 150+ groups concerned with “gay rights” associated with Faith in Public Life:

  • 27+ Dignity chapters: specifically targets the Roman Catholic Church, seeking nothing less than a complete reversal of Church moral teaching about sexuality and sin. Seeks full legal protection of same-sex marriages
  • 18+ Soulforce (GLBT) chapters: It seeks “freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance” and claims that it is a misuse of religion and spiritual violence “to sanction the condemnation and rejection of any of God’s children.” Seeks full legal protection of same-sex marriages
  • WATER (Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual) groups: feminist liberation, pro-choice and lesbian advocates
    • Is Rick Warren, by association, indirectly or directly endorsing the homosexual agenda by partnering with Faith in Public Life in the upcoming presidential forum at Saddleback Church?

      Stephanie Block of CMC would say "YES".

      Commenting on the Faith in Public Life groups affiliation with The Maryland Catholic Conference, Block writes:

      Does this mean that the Maryland Catholic Conference is supporting the legalization of same-sex marriage? Yes, it does. By its placement among progressive-minded organizations, the force of its reputation as a religious representative of the Holy, Roman Catholic Church gives progressive political goals moral credibility. They are supporting same-sex marriage.

      Let's insert Rick Warren's Saddleback Church for the Maryland Catholic Conference and see how Block's statement would read if she reported on the forum sponsorship between Saddleback and Faith in Public Life:

      Does this mean that Rick Warren's Saddleback Church is supporting the legalization of same-sex marriage? Yes, it does. By its placement among progressive-minded organizations, the force of its reputation as a religious representative of the American Evangelical Community gives progressive political goals moral credibility. They are supporting same-sex marriage.

      Are there any Scriptures that would shed light on the topic of a church aligning itself with an organization such as faith in Public Life? Here's just a few (click on the links for more)...

      Exodus 20:1 Then God spoke all these words,saying, 2"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3"You shall have no other gods before Me.

      Amos 3:3 Shall two walk together, except they have agreed??

      Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

      Romans 16:17 Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. 18 For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.

      Galations 1:10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

      1 Corinthians 2:1 When I came to you, brothers, announcing the testimony of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom. 2 For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

      2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

      See related articles: Saddleback & SoulForce: Rick Warren's Half Lie? , Rick Warren Washes His Hands of SoulForce But Saddleback Sets The Table , Saddleback Set To Entertain Gay Activists , Rick Warren: Playing Both Sides of the Gay Agenda , Christian Leader Pays For Speaking Out Against Rick Warren , Protestant Pope's Self Promotion & Presidential Politics

      1 comment:

      1. One would think by now that many more Christians would be able to clearly see that Rick Warren is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a false teacher who speaks lies and who denies the truth of the scriptures through his countless, blatant actions and statements that vindicate all notions of his deceptive and wicked ways...all performed in the name of the Lord of course. He continually violates the commands of God's Word and goes his own way, twisting scripture to fit his desires, and leading thousands, if not millions, astray from the truth by his misuse of the office of pastor. One need not look much farther than his membership on the Council on Foreign Relations, a group whose explicit goal is eliminating all national sovereignty in order to pave the way to world government. It is logical to connect to dots and see this false prophet's aim to unify all under a world religion. Am I the only one who sees that this is being done so blatantly? Wake up, brothers and sisters!

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