MSNBC reports, via AP, that Rick Warren’s offering plate is a little light this Christmas:
“the bottom dropped out” when Christmas donations dropped. “On the last weekend of 2009, our total offerings were less than half of what we normally receive — leaving us $900,000 in the red for the year,”
according to a letter the church sent out.
The AP/MSNBC reporters flail about for an explanation: the recession? Sure; that was a toughie. Sun will rise in the east tomorrow, too.
The story mentions Warren’s comments around CA Prop 8 last year, which excluded gays from the same rights heterosexuals have. Warren for that, in case you wondered. But the story did not suggest that Warren’s stance hurt giving – you’d think gay hate amongst fundies would drive up donations.
The story also points out that Warren has been into African humanitarian efforts, which may well be laudable, were it not for fundies, including Warren, fostering the “Kill the Gay” laws oozing up through Uganda. “Liberal” MSNBC fails to mention a word of that.
Not sure why this support for these laws would affect giving adversely, because Jesus wants us to hate The Gay, right?So draconian are they that even Warren is backing away, but these Ugandan laws are monsters that belong to the American fundamentalist Right Wing. We can thank The Family for that. Own it, you rank hypocrites, the blood will be on your hands.