UPDATE: Commenter Rick Moore gives us a heads-up on a WorldNetDaily piece that clarifies the news report and Deborah White at RedBleChristian provides Warren's personal response to his flock concerning this brouhaha.
What can we say about Rick's most recent junket? A good friend of mine insists he is part of a secret cabal, a global conspiracy to rule the world ... oil, banking, and Rome.
In spite of these flights-of-fancy, he is still a good friend ... but you have to admit this sounds more like worldly work than ministry for the King of kings!The Syrian News Agency ... is featuring glowing reports of American evangelical celebrity pastor Rick Warren's junket to Syria. After reporting yesterday on Rick Warren's meeting on Syrian-American relations with President Bashar al-Assad, the news agency SANA reports the following about Mr. Warren's meeting with a Syrian Mufti today.Propaganda? Certainly! But this is what happens when you mingle with the enemy [2 Corinthians 6:14] ...
"The Mufti called for conveying the real image of Syria, national unity and its call to spread peace, amity and justice to the American people which the US administration has distorted their image before the world.
Pastor Warren expressed admiration of Syria and the coexistence he saw between Muslims and Christians, stressing that he will convey this image to his church and country."Rick Warren also is quoted as saying that 80 percent of the American people oppose what the Administration is doing in Iraq.Regardless of whether Warren actually said this, these words will forever be associated with him!
QUESTION: Should a pastor be involved in US foreign relations? Years ago, Billy Graham decided he should not be. Many agree with Graham.