This morning, I felt the need to clarify what I like about Rick Warren, something I briefly hinted at here and on my own site. After cataloging what I like about Warren, I presented this summary, now here for your consideration:
Those who portray Warren as a demon for his positions on homosexuality or a sellout for praying for the new president in January aren’t paying attention to the whole person. His positions–theological and political–aren’t driven by hatred. Nor, in being part of the Obama inauguration, is he endorsing abortion as a form of birth control.
His critics could learn a little tolerance.
I have several areas of disagreement with Rick Warren. But my perception as a long-distance observer of his for nearly twenty years is basically positive.
For those wishing to react or respond, here’s the whole thing.
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