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    Rick Warren’s Hero, W.A. Criswell, Was Fierce Foe of Desegregation in the 1950s

    By MARC McDONALD @ beggarscanbechoosers.com

    Rick Warren is a big fan of the late Southern Baptist pastor, W.A. Criswell (1909–2002). Warren once wrote, “In fact, I believe W.A. Criswell was the greatest American pastor of the 20th Century.”

    And just who is this pastor, who Warren believes is worth of such praise?

    Criswell, like Warren, was a pastor and author. He was a president of the Southern Baptist Convention. And he was regarded by many as a major figure behind the right-wing fundamentalist takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention, beginning in the 1960s.

    Oh, and early in his career, Criswell was a racist bigot. In fact, like Warren, Criswell used his twisted interpretation of the Bible to try to defend his bigotry……..

    ENTIRE ARTICLE – http://www.beggarscanbechoosers.com/2008/12/rick-warrens-hero-wa-criswell-also-used.html

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    Rick Warren: The New National Preacher – He’s “Davos People”

    by Michael Collins @ thesmirkingchimp | December 20, 2008

    Rick Warren’s selection to open the upcoming inauguration created a well justified scandal given his appallingly bigoted views on gay marriage. Equating that institution with both incest and pedophilia shows a total lack of judgment and compassion. This should make him unacceptable for civilized company, not to mention the opening act of the 44th Presidential Inauguration.

    Taking a broader look at Warren and his rapid rise to prominence, however, the choice seems logical. Warren has been cultivated as the new Billy Graham, the right wing preacher who ratified the actions of the leaders that he blesses as God’s representative. Since the Eisenhower presidency, Graham legitimized every war and military incursion by “visiting” the White House, praying for the current president, and conferring “Godliness” on them. Graham would then go public after the prayer event and say kind things about the president, every president.

    Billy Graham even went along with President Nixon’s prolonged anti Jewish remarks during a recorded 1972 conversation by saying, “This stranglehold (of Jews) has got to be broken or the country’s going down the drain.” Chicago Tribune, Feb. 28, 2002………..

    ENTIR ARTICLE – http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/19319

  3. GOD SEZ BOMB IRAN! – RICK WARREN’S INTERPRETATION OF “ROMANS 13”

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    Rick Warren: Stopping Evil ‘Is The Legitimate Role Of Government’»

    By Matt Duss on Dec 4th, 2008 @ thinkprogress.com

    Appearing on Fox’s Hannity and Colmes to promote his new book, Pastor Rick Warren made a brief foray into foreign policy. Responding to Hannity’s assertion that “we need to take him [Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad] out,” Warren agreed, saying that stopping evil “is the legitimate role of government. The Bible says that God puts government on earth to punish evildoers.”

    TRANSCRIPT / VIDEO – http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2008/12/04/warren-stopping-evil/

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