If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this doozy of a Rec List diary at Daily Kos. Apparently, there’s plenty that Rick Warren hasn’t been honest about. His AIDS programs in Africa have forsaken the effective measures taken to actually reduce transmissions of the virus, and instead have resulted in more infections. His support of the brutal dictator in charge of Uganda has resulted in some of the ugliest human rights abuses in Africa. Oh yes, and have you heard him compare his “movement” to Adolf Hitler’s?
This is nothing short of horrifying. The more we find out about Saddleback Church’s founding Pastor, the scarier he becomes. It’s simply a shame that President-Elect Barack Obama didn’t examine Warren’s history before selecting him to give the Invocation at his Inauguration.
Whatever. We can still hold him accountable. Homophobia isn’t acceptable, and neither is misogyny or tyranny or outright idiocy. We can’t allow Warren’s H8ful words to go unchallenged, and we must fight back by letting our voices be heard.
The rejection of science isn’t acceptable, and neither is bigotry. Warren isn’t our Pastor, and he’s certainly not “America’s Pastor”. We’ll have a chance to have our say this Sunday at Saddleback Church as we speak out for civil rights, for true acceptance, for real hope.
Please join us, and please don’t let Rick Warren get away with whitewashing his true record.