Saturday, December 02, 2006

Mad at Rick

Evangelical Christians are serious about everything but worship.

Rick Warren offends pro-life evangelicals because he invited Barack Obama to speak at his church's annual AIDS conference.

His anti-abortion constituency is very upset. Phyllis Schlafly opposes the idea. Kevin McCullough (conservative host) wrote: "Why would Warren marry the moral equivalency of his pulpit — a sacred piece of honor in evangelical traditions — to the inhumane, sick and sinister evil that Obama has worked for as a legislator?"

Oh, for heaven's sake. Warren is not giving Obama a "pulpit" in the traditional sense. He's speaking at an AIDS conference. By the way, there was no similar outrage regarding Sen. Brownback, who was asked to speak at the same conference. How many evangelicals would be willing to share their "pulpit" with a Roman Catholic - pro-life or not?

Go to the Saddleback Website and take a look. I was particularly interested in the "Ohana" worship experience: "Come for the worship... Stay for the sounds of the islands. Experience hospitality and hugs. Learn to worship through signing or hula. Room 404 near the Beach Cafe and island huts."

It's hard for me to get worked up about Barack when I'm worshiping through hula.

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