President George W. Bush receives the “International Medal of PEACE” from Pastor Rick Warren @ Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, on Monday, December 1, 2008
From Andrew Sullivan’s, The Daily Dish -Last night, on Fox News, Sean Hannity insisted that United States needs to “take out” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Warren said he agreed. Hannity asked, “Am I advocating something dark, evil or something righteous?” Warren responded, “Well, actually, the Bible says that evil cannot be negotiated with. It has to just be stopped…. In fact, that is the legitimate role of government. The Bible says that God puts government on earth to punish evildoers. Not good-doers. Evildoers.”
Now that Ted Haggard* is out of the way as the head of the christian leadership advisory group to the president, Saddleback Church’s Rick Warren has stepped up his own political position by awarding his “first, ever” International Medal of Peace to our self-proclaimed “WAR PRESIDENT“, GW Bush. I know you’re not kidding Rick because you see yourself as an emerging global Christian presence, but your credibility and believability just took a serious hit on this. What Irony!
Now Rick wants to off the president of Iran. Kill an international leader off. Pow, Bang, Snap!
Political opportunists such as Rick Warren, cloaked as clergy, really need to be addressed. This type of Christian Talibani aggression is not acceptable and it certainly does not deserve Tax-exempt status. His is not a Jesus-based line of thinking -it is politics pure and simple and does not deserve the protections of tax exemption as he espouses redefining the role of our national government in concert with his rally cries for international hate and death. How in the world will his “sheep” make excuses to support Warren’s plans to attack and kill foreign leaders without provocation? Load up the collection plate this Sunday in your show of solidarity to KILL others during the Christmas season.
Who Would Baby Jesus Assassinate? I think Rick Warren is EXACTLY like the evil people Jesus warned his followers about. Rick Warren is making the case of why we NEED separation of State from Church. The man’s a nutter. He’s a sick joke.
* Pastor Ted” Haggard was leader of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) from 2003 until November 2006. At the height of his influence, Haggard “talks to… Bush or his advisers every Monday” and stated at that time that “no pastor in America holds more sway over the political direction of evangelicalism.” In November 2006, he resigned or was removed from all of his leadership positions after he admitted soliciting prostitute Mike Jones for homosexual sex and methamphetamine. Initially Haggard denied even knowing Mike Jones, but as a media investigation proceeded he acknowledged that some allegations, such as his purchase of methamphetamine, were true. He later added “sexual immorality” to his list of confessions.