Skip to comments.Pastor Rick Warren: "I Am Not An Anti-Gay Marriage Activist" (Video)
Posted on 04/06/2009 7:56:09 PM PDT by DrGop0821
In his first interview since Inauguration Day, Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren tells Larry King that is a misconception that he is an "Anti-Gay Marriage Activist". He adds that he never took a stance on California's Prop 8 Same-Sex Marriage debate and he doesn't concern himself with things like Iowa's recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage.
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I suspected he voted for Obama. Now I know.
Ironic that the man who made millions off a book called “The Purpose Driven Life” serves no useful purpose in real life.
Sad...He should be.
He is a con man and huckster who ripped off Christians. Phony ba*tard.
This fraud should go back to his Brokeback Church.
“Big Box churches.” Not interested.
Of course he’s not an anti-gay person but as far as the gay mafia in concerned anyone who does not support their causes is to be targeted for destruction. One can read all about these people in the 2nd half of Romans 1.
Wow. What a total sell-out. I predict RW just slit the throat of the Saddleback Church.
Warren said he voted for John McVain.
I've also heard Warren say that marriage was between one man and one woman. Apparently, Rick bends whichever way the wind blows. IMHO.
Rick Warren, a phony and a fraud?
It’ll get smaller. Not that big to begin with.
Very true. This guy is a media hound and doesn’t deserve a moment of serious attention. I’d rather hear what Paris Hilton has to say.
Considering homosexuals don’t inherit the kingdom of God, I love my fellow man enough, including homosexuals, to tell them up front, that their gay lifestyle is completely antichristian and unless they have faith alone in Christ alone, will find themselves standing before a Great White Throne Judgment prior to a second death, being cast in the lake of Fire for all eternity future.
The issue has nothing to do with morality, because all sin has already been paid for on the Cross. Rather, it has everything to do with how God has created man in His image and if we seek to live as by what God has provided, homosexuality simply interferes, distracts, and interrupts the walk with God available to all men through faith in Christ.
It doesn’t serve me for any homosexual to be converted by anything I say, rather the issue is for any man, no matter what their sin, to be converted by God the Holy Spirit by what He has provided.
God Bless and Thank You Lord!
Rick Warren is a Pastor, not an Anti-Gay Marriage Activist.
I take it some here want the guy who shepherds their family to be a political Anti-Gay Marriage Activist and not a Pastor. Very strange.
I am not an Anti-Gay Marriage Activist either, and understand that all sin is sin. The worst sin is my sin but thankfully God has dealt with sin and was and still is fully satisfied with His Son’s sacrifice on the cross for all sin.
Some Christians and a few denominations are focused on what they are against instead of Who they are for. I will stick with the latter.
As for homosexuality and gay marriage, your sin does not impress God either!
Note: Rick Warren has already said he is against gay marriage but has more important things as a Pastor to concentrate on. Good for him!
Now for all those that think Pastors and every heterosexual should be an Anti-Gay Marriage Activist. Tell us your history of anti-gay marriage activism.
that is the problem with the ‘gay movement’, it is all about money and lobbying with them. In reality, if they didn’t go out of their way to throw their lifestyles in everyone’s face, nobody would care and the only way they can make millions to support their rights is to make themselves look oppressed and victimized by making themselves look like fools. The lobbyists and ‘role models’ for that movement are millionaires and push their agenda to elicit guilt from people and make money for a cause that is created by pushing their lifestyle on the public because they know people disagree with it. It is pathetic but in my opinion it is about money not about equal rights. I am not religious or necessarily anti gay but if people are going to provoke others by behaving a certain way because of their insecurity and claim to be proud of themselves, then they deserve to get knocked down to size, in my opinion.
Hmmm, does he own a donkey? Cause if he did it might be getting ready to talk.
I think it's time to update my Rick Warren political primer.
A wannabe Christian.
He’s not a warrior for Christ if he has better things to do than fight sin when he sees it.
Hate the sin love the sinner.... stand your ground... be consistent in your message.
If Warren can’t support Biblical marriage, he is utterly worthless.
Some of the mega-churchers appear to have confused St. Paul's "Do not despise prophecy" with "Do not despise profitability"...
Fight sin? Christ has already dealt with it! What are you fighting?
Better things for a Christian to do = Let your life glorify God - Love God - Love others - share the gospel with the lost (including homosexuals) - help the least of these .......
fight sin....don’t need to, Jesus has already won that battle for me.
Ironic that the man who made millions off a book called The Purpose Driven Life serves no useful purpose in real life.
God’s anger was poured out of His Son on the cross.
Just what sin did Jesus miss dying for?
This isn’t Christianity you are speaking of, it is carnal religious judgment by the power of man not God.
Jesus said REPENT and Believe, not just Believe and you are saved.
Unless God’s annoited pastors, which I doubt Warren is, first preach Repentence, there will be no saving faith.
Or in other words, unless you know you are totally undone and incapable of helping yourself first, you will never have saving faith.
You cannot have one without the other.
BTW, it is not carnal religious judgement, but the righteous judgement and wrath of God, which requires the sacrifice of Jesus to remove. Man’s part is Repentence and Faith. The preacher’s responsibility is to ensure that the full gospel of repentence AND faith is delivered.
Rick Warren is a liar.
Rick Warren Endorses Prop 8 (^) YouTube.
Sorry about the source channel on YouTube. It is the only place I could find this video.
You can be pro-gay marriage. You can be anti-gay marriage. YOu cannot be both pro-and-anti gay marriage, though.
Repentance comes by the kindness of God, not the condemnation of man. I know there is another thing too often called repentance that some use to ignore there own sin and their great need for the mercy of God while beating others over the head with this man made repentance club. I fear for their salvation knowing how wide spread it has become. It sounds so right to their ears but having not the love of God they have nothing.
The Pharisees practiced just this kind of condemnation wrapped in judgment, they also called it repentance, it wasn’t, it was pride and hypocrisy?
Christians are ambassadors of reconciliation not accusers of the brethren. There are those that call themselves Christians though they practice the latter.
You are misguided. Christ gave man a path to salvation through the way of the Cross.
Sin is ever present in this world and has not been mitigated by Christ’s sacrifice. Satan is very much of this world and each man is not saved by the act of Christ, but each man has an opportunity to save himself through the Lamb of God. Christ encourages us all to follow Him. He does not encourage to follow Him and continue to sin.
Pastors like Warren should be ministering to their flock, encouraging them to follow the ‘way’ of Christ.
I think I did mention love the sinner, hate the sin?
Don’t understand your comment about loving others including homosexuals... do you know how to read, or do you do so selectively?
Jesus gave you a way to salvation. Follow His path and you will be saved. Interpreting his path to mean whatever you think it should may make you feel you’ve ‘won the battle’, but belies the message of Christ.
What a SHYSTER!
“I never... I didn’t .... I’m not.... I don’t...”
Mark my words, this man will be brought down.
It’s a sad thing...I think he meant well, but is doing more harm than good.
He needs to go back to the basic tenets of his faith in Christ.
I don’t think Rick is a charlatan, but I think he may perhaps identify with Obama (a man who is in wayyyyyy over his pay grade).
He is totally Representative of what Christianity in the US has become today. Almost every so called Christian leader has imbibed the whole Marxist, socialist egalitarian mindset and are willing to do whatever it takes to destroy all vestiges of any opposition to it. They are in bed with the government and the worldwide push for globalism and the “New World Order” Certainly not a new battle. Just further proof that like Liberty and our way of life it requires constant vigilance and participation to protect it all.
Warren said he was not an Anti-Gay Marriage Activist and has said he is against gay marriage. Both statements are consistent with love the sinner (as Jesus taught) and hate the sin (which Jesus also taught).
God brings men to repentance not you by telling sinners they are sinners. They already know they are sinners. Jesus taught us to love them and if we don’t we have nothing and are useless in the kingdom of god. You reread your bible because you are in opposition to a Pastor appointed by Jesus Christ and the spin here reveals the hearts of those spinning and attacking him.
The men you speak of like Wesley preached the need of God in peoples lives so they would turn from their sinful ways (repentance) to a loving and forgiving God. Not the other way around, that they can get good enough to to earn salvation ( man powered and centered Pharisee hypocritical repentance)! Are you a Jehovah’s Witness or Catholic maybe? I have not omitted the need for repentance but have given biblical truth of where it comes from, which is not the condemnations of men as you continue to preach here.
You are not preaching repentance you are preaching condemnation and if you cannot see the difference it is you who is in danger of not only your own soul but those the Grace of God allows you to interact with. You want God’s mercy, give mercy. Joining the Warren attack dogs here is not a sign of the fruit of mercy. Denomination theological based attacks of a brother in Christ do not go unnoticed by the Lord. And that is what this is really about. I am aware of what is preached from the pulpits of certain denominations against the the Brethren like Pastor Warren.
So lets get to the heart of this. What sin is Rick Warren committing that you feel the need to dismiss him as man of God, let alone publicly attack him for saying he is not a Anti-Gay Marriage Activist?
And are you an Anti-Gay Marriage Activist?
Myself I will continue to win people to Christ including homosexuals while in awe of God’s kindness as he leads them to repentance seeing them turn from the bondage of sin to a merciful, forgiving and loving God, Who died for them. How about you? Or are you too busy accusing the Brethren?
Your last post to me is just rambling and makes little sense.
You say, “each man has the opportunity to save himself through the Lamb of God.” Are you saved? I ask because that is a confused statement you make if they have Christ. Jesus Christ chose me, I did not choose Him. He saves, I have received His gift of salvation. Not sure what you are preaching, it is confusing.
Anyways enjoy your attacks on a man of God while you can, that will be fleeting ....and I don’t see how someone with the Holy Spirit living in them and being led by the Spirit of God would enjoy that or even do that.
"If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.
We are also to use discernment to judge the truth and Godliness of a teacher.
Your understanding of Christ’s sacrifice aside, since when is questioning the actions of a Pastor an ‘attack’?
Rick Warren may call himself a man of God, but that is something that will ultimately be judged by God.
The “I’m not an Anti-Gay Marriage Activist” part I’m okay with.
The part where he denies (lies?) about supporting/not supporting Prop 8 and spins and twists about the importance/non-importance of defending marriage is deeply troubling.
But I’m not surprised... I often read statements by Mr. Warren that are both confused and confusing.
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