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Rick Warren urges Ugandan pastors to oppose ‘gay genocide’ law

Sarah Posner writes today:

After refusing to comment on the proposed brutal anti-gay law in Uganda for well over a month as international outcry multiplied, Rick Warren this morning issued a statement and video on his web site, calling on Ugandan pastors to oppose the law, and rebutting reports about his relationships with political and religious leaders in Uganda.
Warren (like our own Candace Chellew-Hodge did in criticizing Warren’s silence) quotes Edmund Burke, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Warren states [links added]:

[I]t is my role to correct lies, errors and false reports when others associate my name with a law that I had nothing to do with, completely oppose and vigorously condemn. I am referring to the pending law under consideration by the Ugandan Parliament, known as the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Warren’s video follows:

On this agree with Mark Silk, who writes about the statement:

Such forthright opposition has not been expressed by either Canterbury or Rome. By comparison, Saddleback is standing tall.

December 10, 2009 - Posted by | Churches | , , , , , , , ,

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  1. […] Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, from joining fellow Southern Baptist evangelical Rick Warren and a long list of other Christian leaders in opposing Uganda’s gay genocide legislation. […]

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