Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Warren: You Can Go To Our Church, Even If You Are Filthy Rotten Sinners!

Because membership in a church is an outgrowth of accepting the Lordship and leadership of Jesus in one’s life, someone unwilling to repent of their homosexual lifestyle would not be accepted at a member at Saddleback Church. That does not mean they cannot attend church we hope they do! God’s Word has the power to change our lives.
This statement has been pulled. Of course, "at a member at Saddleback Church" is a grammatical error (Warren hasn't fully mastered the English language yet take a look at the rest of the site here), but you can rest assured it wasn't pulled because of that.

The brouhaha over Barack Obama's invitation to Rick Warren to deliver the invocation for the Presidential Inauguration has caused Warren to be on the defensive. Within the space of hours, we've heard Warren say (on what seems like twenty talk shows) that he has "many gay friends". How much of this BS can we stand? Who in his/her right mind would have the Warrens over for dinner knowing what they think of gays? Or do the Warrens accept invitations from gays to make them ex-gays?

Warren is going from Elmer Gantry to Elmer Fudd again.
He may have expunged the comment about homosexuals and acceptance at Saddleback from his website, but the nitwit still left in a LOT of things to cause animosity. Like Fudd would say, "wook cwoswy vewy vewy cwoswy": this is what Saddleback has to say about the possibility of homosexuality being innate or genetic:
...even if some physical difference were discovered, it would be no excuse for sin.
In fact, there are a great many discrepancies and oddities strewn about the site. Warren's blind belief in the Bible is really ludicrous:
The Bible is God´s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)
Spoken like a true Christofascist: "it is truth without any mixture of error" MIXTURE?? Now that's a bit confusing. Sounds nice, but what the hell does it mean? Is the Bible like some cocktail? Whatever mixture it is will still be liquor? BTW, ANYTHING that's written by human authors is bound to be screwed up sooner or later. Take a look at this translation:

"Homosexuality is absolutely forbidden, for it is an enormous sin."
(Lev. 18:22 TLB).

The term "homosexuality" was definitely NOT in the lexicon of the Hebrews who were in exile in Babylon at the time Leviticus was written. And "enormous sin" is not quite the same as all of the "abominations" we've been hearing about for the last fifty years!

And the ultimate of "Pick and Choose" rests in the fact that to put forth his talking points, Warren's minion, Tom Holladay (who looks vaguely like John Waters) uses THREE DIFFERENT TRANSLATIONS for quotes! TLB, NIV, NLT (and possibly BLT - the famous MacDonald's translation).

The moral of this post: if you're going to be a bigoted Christofascist, don't be a stupid Christofascist.

Just a thought.