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Rick Warren declares he's not "conspiring" to "rid the world of homosexuals"

Warren's bizarre protest, in otherwise welcome statement criticizing Uganda's notorious "kill the gays" bill, raises further questions.
Rick Warren's missives reach over 140,000 pastors around the world and in early 2009 Warren gave the opening prayer at Barack Obama's inauguration. But the "Purpose Driven" pastor has increasingly been dogged by controversy.



Mega-pastor Warren has just released a statement condemning pending legislation, before Uganda's parliament, which critics have characterized as a "kill the gays" bill. Warren's newly stated opposition to the bill is, of course, welcome. But Warren's declaration contains blatant lies and statements that verge on the bizarre. Why does Rick Warren feel the need tell the world that he has not "conspired" with C. Peter Wagner (an under-publicized but powerful religious leader), or anyone, to "rid the world of homosexuals" ?

Bruce Wilson writes for Talk To Action, a blog specializing in faith and politics.
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