New accusations connect Rick Warren with Chrislam
After an Orange County Register article describes Saddleback Community Church's outreaches to the Islamic community, pastor taken to task on conservative websites
BY: Rob Kerby
of the establishment’s Council on Foreign Relations, the same organization in which can be found John McCain and numerous Barack Obama appointees and advisors.”
The Birch Society has historically placed enormous significance on “guilt by association.”
“Nor,” continues McManus, “were many Americans apprised of the decades-old goal of the CFR to have the U.S. succumb to a world government long promoted by this correctly named ‘Seat of the Establishment.’”
The Council on Foreign Relations denies having as goals a one-world religion or a one-world government.
“Had the CFR connection been understood,” accuses McManus, “many would know in a moment why Warren and his church had been selected. They would also know how Warren’s photo and a flattering cover story about him soon ended up in the CFR-friendly Time magazine.”
The Birch Society also has a history of placing enormous weight on a variety of conspiracy theories, particularly the United Nations and the CFR plotting to merge the United States into a one-world entity that would likely be socialist and undemocratic.
The ‘Purpose Driven Pastor,’ as he describes himself,” writes McManus, has recently been linked to Chrislam, which “calls upon adherents to participate in joint services that use both the Christian Bible and the Muslim’s Koran. In the recent past, Warren addressed a convention of the Islamic Society of North America where he stated in part: ‘… we ask forgiveness of the All-Merciful One and of the Muslim community around the world.’ Critics claim that such a prayer denigrates Christ and elevates the core belief of Islam. In other words, Islam wins and Christianity loses. Promoters of Chrislam insist that they are following the Christian message of ‘Love thy neighbor,’ something they claim can’t be done if one doesn’t know anything about his neighbor or his beliefs.
“Warren had also been tapped to deliver a prayer at the 2009 inauguration of President Obama. In his remarks, he referred to Christ as ‘Isa,’ a Muslim name for Jesus,” notes McManus, not mentioning that Warren also used the English, Hebrew and Spanish names for Jesus. “Few caught the significance of the use of that unusual name. Muslims surely did. Yet, Warren adamantly denies being a promoter of Chrislam.”
What are the odds of Chrislam successfully merging Islam and