Friday, January 16, 2009

Rick Warren Update 4

I have been amused by the controversies that have been ongoing. About Rick Warren, and Obama, etc.

Cant help but see the silver lining on this cloud.

I mean, Ssempa has been tied to Rick Warren so nicely in the blogosphere and in the conscious of the world that I cant help feeling happy that Ssempa is having this effect on his mentor. Wont do much in Uganda- unless it is to decrease his political influence, which is not likely to be. Afterall, his connection there is with the first lady, who continues her Abstinence campaigning. But, we shall see what happens there.

And, in the US, Rick Warren is back peddling. Which I am happy about. I mean, the constant exchoriation of his opinions, the exposure of his bigotry and his ‘love’ for gay human beings has been a lesson to homophobes the world over. Hate should not be called love, and when it is done so in church, and nothing done about it, doesn’t have to be so outside the church, in the glare of public opinion.

Rick Warren has actually endorsed Robinson leading a prayer for Obama. What! Oh, yes, he could, and he did. Can you imagine that!

Here it is anyway.

Robinson, an openly gay Episcopal bishop, had reacted angrily to the selection of Warren, who opposes gay marriage, calling it a "slap in the face." But then Robinson was selected this week to give the invocation at the inaugural opening ceremony at the Sunday afternoon concert on the Mall.

Today, Warren issued a statement praising Obama for selecting Robinson, saying the president-elect "has again demonstrated his genuine commitment to bringing all Americans of goodwill together in search of common ground. I applaud his desire to be the president of every citizen."

Small world, isnt it, when something like this has effects in the US, and in Uganda.



Leonard said...

Episcopal Church, Church of Sudan strengthen, expand relationship

You really ought not miss reading this...I smell reconcilliation, facesaving and peacemaking (Orombi will be there)...well, it´s a start!

Anonymous said...

And how about pro-gay Giles Fraser (of Church Times fame) being made a Canon in a diocese in Ghana?

Maybe Africa isn't all of one color.....

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