Frank Schaeffer is the son of Francis Schaeffer, a big name in the Religious Right – before Dobson, Falwell, and others. We are on the precipice of watching Uganda, which is currently governed by a man well-connected to the Religious Right in this country, pass a bill which would make homosexuality a crime, and a possible capital offense. They are going to kill homosexuals and those who know of homosexuals will end up in prison, for now.
I believe that Rick Warren has a great capacity for good, at this very moment, whether he succeeds or fails. If he would but make a statement, asking a leader who he has worked with before to stop this nonsense, he would have in my opinion, succeeded on so many levels.
The article is pretty hard-hitting on the Dominionists and Christian Reconstructionists, but the blog is, well… The link to the entire article is at the bottom.
Killing homosexuals? Why doesn’t Rick Warren condemn the anti-gay legislation in Uganda?
In a January 2009 piece for The Daily Beast, Max Blumenthal wrote that “a charismatic pastor named Martin Ssempa”, the head of the Makerere Community Church — “a rapidly growing congregation” — was “Warren’s man in Uganda.” Blumenthal pointed out that Ssempa “enjoys close ties to his country’s First Lady, Janet Museveni, and [was] a favorite of the Bush White House.”
During a Meet the Press appearance on November 29, Warren said: “I’m not pro-life, I’m whole life, which means I don’t just want to protect that little baby girl before she’s born; I want to make sure she gets an education, she’s not raised in poverty, she gets her vaccinations,” he said. “And so this is what I call the whole life platform, which, beyond just pro-life of protecting that unborn child, goes on.”
When asked about whether he would oppose gay marriage if the issue returned to the ballot in 2010, Warren said: “As a pastor, my job is to encourage, to support. I never take sides.”
Why Rick Warren’s silence? Because under the mask of love he buys into Reconstructionism.
Update – 7 Mountains and Uganda.