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Megachurch Pastor Rick Warren: Obama Has 'Infringed' Upon Religious Freedom

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion

Saddleback Church founder and author Rick Warren, who once praised President Barack Obama's "courage" for inviting the conservative pastor to give the...

Rick Warren's Dependency

Mike Lux | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Pastor Warren, you have every right to have whatever religious and political beliefs you want to have, but don't proclaim you are preaching the Christian Bible and then reject most of the things the people you are supposedly following said.

The Wind Is Out of My Sails

Mario Ruiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Ruiz

It's of no interest to me whether Rick Warren appears as an empathetic or warmhearted man. What matters is what comes out of his mouth. What he preaches, what he and his church stand for.

Rick Warren Did Not Make Me a Believer

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

Why the pronoun-switch midstream from "me" to "us"? Who is this "us"? You and other Christians? It sounded like you meant all of us, Rick Warren.

A Prayer for Most Americans

C. Brian Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Brian Smith

If our new president is truly devoted to change, he will separate, once and for all, the sloppy, congealed mess that is Church and State. He will allow us to shed unsolicited religious ideology which suffocates us like a dirty, wet t-shirt.

How Rick Warren's Invocation Made a U.S. Army Officer "Hate Himself"

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

One decorated officer, a man who repeatedly risks his life, could not muster the courage to resist the pressure of his "serious and committed born again Christian" commanding officer to applaud Rick Warren.

Obama Shifts Spiritual Dialogue to Focus on Possibilities

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzette Standring

Both Gene Robinson and Rick Warren symbolize universal aspirations: that of equality and acceptance, and that of faith-based service to the poor, the sick and the disenfranchised.

Rick Warren's Church Sees Rounds Of Protests

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Gay rights supporters marched outside the church of evangelical pastor Rick Warren, protesting his selection as an inaugur...

Rick Warren Lauds Obama Choice Of Openly-Gay Pastor For Inaugural Prayer

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pastor Rick Warren, demonstrating his recently discovered and ever-increasing political savvy, has issued a statement lauding President-elect Obama's ...

Zelizer's Book Corner: Frank Lambert's Religion in American Politics

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer

Frank Lambert's Religion in American Politics is a perfect starting point for understanding just how deep the tradition of liberal religious activism runs.

Chuck Norris Knows the Real Reason for Obama's Choice of Rick Warren

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Chuck Norris proposes that the use of Rick Warren's presence at Obama's inauguration might be a diversionary tactic to take attention off a covert plan to reintroduce the Freedom of Choice Act.

Rick Warren: Gay Marriage Is A Humanitarian Issue

CBN News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some of you may have seen portions of the following videos but The Brody File has gone through them and found them to be pretty interesting. Pastor R...

What About a 3 PM Phone Call?

Nora McAlvanah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nora McAlvanah

If Obama is going to bring "outsiders" (aka Clinton insiders) to the table, he needs to do it while showing an ability to operate within the current political parameters.

A Response to Melissa Etheridge

Cathy Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cathy Brooks

Yes, Rick Warren presents himself as a reasonable, thoughtful and even mostly accepting man. That's precisely the problem.

Rick Warren and Respect

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Selecting Rick Warren for the inaugural invocation is a Sister Souljah moment for Barack Obama. It's not his first, but it's the saddest, the most hurtful.

Axelrod: Warren Prayer "A Healthy Thing And A Good Thing"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Top Obama adviser David Axelrod strongly defended the selection of evangelical pastor Rick Warren to deliver the opening prayer at the inauguration, t...

What Would Obama Do If Obama Was Mad At Obama About Rick Warren?

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Obama would move on -- he'd refuse to be distracted. He'd brush the dirt off his shoulder and immediately return his focus to winning.

When "Disagreement" Becomes Murder

Mikko Alanne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mikko Alanne

In America, violence against gays, lesbians, and transgendered people most often begins in hateful and intolerant words spoken in right-wing churches like Rick Warren's Saddleback.

Fighting Back in the Age of Obama

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

This isn't necessarily another angry take on Rick Warren. This is about fighting back in the age of Obama.

Some Sinful Links at Rick Warren's Updated Website

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Derrick

While Saddleback Church removed several entries from its website, a not-so-gay-friendly manifesto is back up. This wasn't a removal of homophobia, but revisionism for PR purposes.

Warren-Endorsed Nigerian Archbishop Backed Anti-Gay Laws Worse Than Pre-WWII Third Reich's

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

In 2006, Rick Warren publicly lionized (literally) Peter Akinola three months after the Archbishop had endorsed legislation more draconian than comparable anti-gay statutes passed prior to World War II under the Third Reich.

How to Keep the Hearts of Bigots Warm Through the Winter

Harvey Fierstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Fierstein

Obama can call the placing of a hate monger like Rick Warren on the world dais political healing or inclusiveness or any other nicety he'd like, but I call it pandering to the lowest instinct of the worst kind of politics.

Rick Warren is NOT Change We Can Believe In

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

People don't like to use the word, but "bigot" seems to fit the way Rick Warren operates. When it comes to religion, it's his way or the highway.

Victory? You betcha!

Michael Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rogers

Remember, it's not about swaying our hard-lined opponents, it's about talking to those in the middle. That is done with composure and, more importantly, respect.

Gay Marriage, Part 2

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

The gay marriage issue has intruded so profoundly on gay politics that I am told I should protest the inauguration of Obama, because he invited a minister to say a prayer whose main priorities are climate change, poverty, and AIDS.