Rick Warren: it's okay to assassinate foreign leaders

Can we please stop pretending that Rick Warren is some sort of moderate?

Last night, on Fox News, Sean Hannity insisted that United States needs to "take out" Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Warren said he agreed. Hannity asked, "Am I advocating something dark, evil or something righteous?" Warren responded, "Well, actually, the Bible says that evil cannot be negotiated with. It has to just be stopped.... In fact, that is the legitimate role of government. The Bible says that God puts government on earth to punish evildoers. Not good-doers. Evildoers."

Hat tip:Andrew Sullivan.

Comments (3)

Sadly, American Christians who contend that assassinating foreign leaders compromise their loyalty to the Prince of Peace and substantiate Iranian claims that America is the Great Satan.

Religion sometimes is used as a pseudojustification of violence. From Constantine on the church has become the religion of empire/state sponsored violence.

Evil is a nonsensical notion that simply expresses disapproval of particular behavior.

Gary Paul Gilbert

I think that Violence = Evil, Gary.

JC Fisher

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