Rick Warren was rear-ended this week

At services at Saddleback Church in Irvine this morning, we watched a video of Rick Warren’s sermon from last night as part of the Christmas at Saddleback celebration.

Pastor Warren made light of the recent controversy over his participation in the upcoming inuaguration by recounting a day where he didn’t get much sleep, had the top of his blender blowoff and spray him with a protein shake and was then rear ended on a unnamed freeway on his way to hospital visitations.

So did anyone else hear about this last week; America’s pastor was rear ended and briefly taken to the hospital, and this didn’t make the news anywhere?

I know that many readers here are still upset that Pastor Warren will play a role in the Obama ceremony; but I think its prudent to hear what the prayer is first and remember that its a prayer for our country and our new president.

  5 comments for “Rick Warren was rear-ended this week

  1. Brian
    December 21, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Pres-elect Obama can choose anyone he wants. The fact that he would have a man that discriminates, insults, and marginalizes millions of Americans says more about Obama than it does about the publicity hound warren. I have been to many small churches with true men and women of God preaching love and acceptance for all. Apparently, Obama wanted someone from a megachurch located in an exclusive area that preaches intolerance for gay people. If he were honest and abide by all parts of the bible I could understand, but he picks and chooses. My problem isn’t with the vapid warren but with a president who ran on change and inclusion appearing so tone deaf right out of the box.. It is truly sad. Sorry you don’t see that but then again, your not a target of warrens hate.

  2. The Lovable Curmudgeon
    December 21, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    No, Dan. I don’t need to wait and see what he has to say. Rick Warren has already said everything I need to hear from him.
    I don’t need to wait and see what an immigrant-basher or a white supremacist, or a woman-hater has to say before determining that an invitation to any of them is out of line.
    Unless Mr. Warren announces immediately that he has had a change of heart on LGBT rights, that his earlier comparisons to pedophilia and the like are out of line, and that he supports equal rights as far as civil marriage is concerned, then he has chosen to cast his lot with the segregationists as far as I’m concerned.
    Referring to him as “America’s pastor” confirms my belief that you’re buying in to his schtick.

  3. I thought Rick Warren
    December 21, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Didn’t think it was natural or right to be rear ended. Why is it okay for Rick Warren to be rear ended and not everyone else?

  4. isa kocher
    December 22, 2008 at 5:43 am

    no. nobody needs to know what he is going to pray for, because his intentions are out there, and his actions are a matter of record. His intention is to replace rule of law and the constitution with a system of theological tribunals deciding on dogma, and rejecting science, history, the constitution, international law and equal rights, and granting full membership in the commonwealth only to those who swear alliegence to him and his dictate.

    whatever prayers he has, may god bless him, and may god keep him far away from my family

  5. December 22, 2008 at 11:31 am

    There ya go Dan, a novel idea…actually waiting to hear the prayer first.
    I’ve been annoyed because many Christians are griping about him praying, and
    I can say as a Christian, I don’t care either way, and I think it’s just controversy
    sake for the sake of controversy.

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