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Matthew Warren Dies: Self-Inflicted Gun Wound Apparent Cause of Death of Pastor Rick Warren's Son
LatinosPost.com ^ | 4/6/2013 | Erik Derr

Posted on 04/06/2013 7:38:14 PM PDT by South40

A few more details have been released about the apparent suicide of Matthew Warren, the 27-year-old son of Pastor Rick Warren, the popular evangelical leader of the Saddleback Valley Community mega-church in Southern California.

The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner's Department has announced Matthew Warren was found dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his home in Mission Viejo, Calif.

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The 59-year-old pastor is the author of "The Purpose Driven Life," which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, the church's website says --- making the book the bestselling hardback non-fiction book of all time and the second most-translated book in the world, after the Bible.

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KEYWORDS: rickwarren; rickwarrensonsuicide; suicide
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1 posted on 04/06/2013 7:38:14 PM PDT by South40
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A sad situation. I’m sorry for the family and pray for them.


2 posted on 04/06/2013 7:43:23 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: South40

sad. Praying for the Warren Family.


3 posted on 04/06/2013 7:44:03 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: South40

Prayers for Rick and Kay. What an awful thing.


4 posted on 04/06/2013 7:48:26 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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Vy sad...but need details as to why he did this.

Yes, I am a heartless Mofo.

But I want to know why such a thing happened.

Rick had fallen away from the strict interpretation of the Word (or so I hear).

Wonder what the son's suicide was all about?

5 posted on 04/06/2013 7:51:14 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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Vy sad...but need details as to why he did this. Yes, I am a heartless Mofo.

Me too. You're in good company.

6 posted on 04/06/2013 7:53:56 PM PDT by dragonblustar (2 Peter 3:18)
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To: RoosterRedux
Wonder what the son's suicide was all about?

Drugs or "sexual identity" issues, or both.

Just an educated guess.

7 posted on 04/06/2013 7:55:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I read he had mental illness of some sort


8 posted on 04/06/2013 7:56:57 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: South40

Speaking of life-changing events, this is one that can really strike home.


9 posted on 04/06/2013 7:57:53 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: RoosterRedux

He suffered from a mental illness for years.
I truly understand this as I have a grandson that suffers terribly with depression and mental illness.

Although I do not agree with Rick Warren’s theology, let’s not blame this sad death on that. My understanding is Matthew was a sweet young man that dealt with deep depression.
Greg Laurie wrote about the years of that depression today on Twitter.

Let’s hold judgement and stop thinking the worst.


10 posted on 04/06/2013 7:57:57 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: South40

They said he struggled with mental illness and depression. That is often enough. Having gone to a funeral for someone who killed himself just yesterday, I feel for his family. I can’t imagine anyone saying anything cruel under these tragic circumstances, no matter how you feel about Rick Warren.


11 posted on 04/06/2013 7:58:34 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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AMEN !!!!!


12 posted on 04/06/2013 7:59:22 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: South40

Did he play football and have a concussion?


13 posted on 04/06/2013 7:59:49 PM PDT by edcoil (If the man was accused of leadership, there would not be enough evidence to convict him.)
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To: RoosterRedux

If he did.

These are dangerous times.


14 posted on 04/06/2013 8:00:22 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: South40

Sad thing. Prayers to them.

On a side note, as a gun owner and member of the NRA I just know this will end up being my fault somehow.


15 posted on 04/06/2013 8:00:25 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: ilovesarah2012

Thank you for the kind and wise words.


16 posted on 04/06/2013 8:01:09 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: South40

My heart breaks for the family


17 posted on 04/06/2013 8:01:25 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: pollywog

What is his theology now? I thought his Purpose Driven Life was ok.


18 posted on 04/06/2013 8:03:15 PM PDT by MNDude (I survived the sequester!)
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To: Hardraade

Yes. These are dangerous times.


19 posted on 04/06/2013 8:04:31 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: MNDude

Suicide is the antithesis of the Purpose Driven Life.

Suicide is the ultimate act of selfisheness, all about “me”.


20 posted on 04/06/2013 8:06:04 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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