Rick Warren: Jesus Today Would (Even) Hang Out With Democrats
Just like he spent time with prostitutes, the implication is, Jesus today would even spend time with Democrats. That’s the gist of an interview the mega pastor did with conservative talker Hugh Hewitt. Hewitt asks if Warren is surprised that he is sometimes a target.
HH: But does it surprise you?
RW: No, because as much as I want…my number one goal in life is to have a Christ-like ministry, to treat people the way Jesus did. And Jesus hung out with prostitutes, tax collectors and all different kinds of people. Today, he would have hung out with Democrats…
HH: And Republicans.
RW: …and Republicans, and he would have hung out with gays and with…
HH: Illegal immigrants.
RW: …Muslims and Jews and Christians. And today, so much of the pickiness is look who he ate with, look who he associated with. And if you’re going to have a Christ-like ministry, you’re going to be criticized like Christ.
Hewitt actually saved him by adding, “Republicans.” I wonder if Rick would have stopped with “Republicans.” Don’t they see that Jesus was a radical? I’m not sure that anyone back then with the mentality of today’s conservatives would have hung out with Him.Click here for reuse options!
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