The Rick Warren fued broils on. I am still of the opinion that allowing him the honor of giving the invocation isn’t something that deserves the huff it has generated from the gay community. I think the bigger picture still necessitates the openness, inlcusion, and dialouge. And in the end, I care about policy progress, not bashing Christian leaders who think that I am an abomoniation.
However, Warren isn’t doing himself any favors in calming the storms.
First, word finally got out today that Warren’s mega-church specfically bans gays from becoming members. From the church’s own website:
“Because membership in the church is an outgrowth of accepting the Lordship and leadership in Jesus in one’s life, someone unwilling to repent of their homosexual lifestyle would not be accepted as a member of Saddleback Church.”
Do you think he would have been invited if his church denied black Americans membership?
Second, here’s Warren explaining that even if homosexuality is not a choice, gays should still repent, because controlling one’s sexual urges is a sign of maturity and character. He provides a personal example to explain his point. He says: “I’m naturally inclined to have sex with every beautiful woman I see, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.”