Rick Warren: Churches Do Best When They Stand Up to the Culture on SSM


This Easter Sunday megapastor Rick Warren was interviewed by Jake Tapper on ABC's This Week about same-sex marriage, among many other issues. Here's what he had to say:

"...Tapper asked if Warren's church, Saddleback Church in Southern California, needs to adjust its opposition to same-sex marriage in order to remain relevant in the culture.

"If the Bible is the word of God, then I don't have a right to change it. Policies come and go over the years. And so, if I'm unpopular for certain beliefs, well, then, I'm unpopular for certain beliefs," Warren answered.

Tapper then tried asking the question again: "I wonder if you think your church, in order to thrive, might have to adjust its policy on same-sex marriage?"

"Actually, history shows that when the Church accommodates culture, it weakens it. This is why there is very weak Church in Europe today. It's almost non-existent in many areas," Warren said." -- The Christian Post


  1. Salome Rene
    Posted April 12, 2012 at 3:04 am | Permalink

    You've got to stand up for what you believe in or you'll just get run over by the hoard of self interested people who don't know any better and are too lazy to find out.

  2. Thom
    Posted April 12, 2012 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Salome - Standing up for your own beliefs is being self interested. While I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with that, your argument is just a little flat.

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