He stood with the faith-based lows of the 2008 presidential campaign with his fraud of a “cone of silence” for John McCain during a presidential debate. He kicked off the Obama presidency by bringing Barack Obama into a full-body hug with anti-gay evangelism and a blurring of Church and State with his official inaugural prayer.
Now, Rick Warren is ending 2009 with an Oral Roberts flourish, challenging his religious followers to send him nearly a million dollars before midnight tonight. Warren already takes an average of $600,000 dollarts every week from his constituents, but he says that just hasn’t been enough money. Warren says his church is running out of money, but insists it’s not his fault that fewer people are attending his services recently.
What a collection of values: Dishonesty, bigotry, greed, waste, and an inability to accept responsibility. If those are the elements of his “Purpose-Drive Life”, I can understand why attendance at his Saddleback Church is dwindling as of late.