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Rick Warren says 'haters celebrate' his pain after son's suicide

Posted on 04/09/2013 3:42:25 PM PDT by MNDude

Rick Warren said it's been difficult to deal with some of the hate mail and online comments he's read since announcing Saturday that his son had committed suicide.

"Grieving is hard. Grieving as public figures, harder. Grieving while haters celebrate your pain, hardest," Warren wrote on Facebook on Monday night.

Warren has been deluged with words of support both at his Saddleback Church in Orange County and on the Web.

“Kay and I are overwhelmed by your love, prayers, and kind words,” the pastor wrote.

But there have also been many words of hate on various website comment boards, including some blaming Warren for his son's death.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: antichristianbigotry; california; chat; leftists; news; orangecounty; pagans; saddlebackchurch; vanity; warren
Yup. The comments on the article prove it's true.
1 posted on 04/09/2013 3:42:25 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

This is the only thing to date I have heard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BeruDfEGao


2 posted on 04/09/2013 3:43:53 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: MNDude

This fits right in:
Anger, Hatred and Irrational Rage
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3005981/posts


3 posted on 04/09/2013 3:46:26 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: MNDude
online comments he's read since announcing Saturday that his son had committed suicide.

Sounds like he's been reading comments here.........

4 posted on 04/09/2013 3:48:16 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: MNDude
I only want to know one thing...

will he be picketing HIS SONS funeral!!??

5 posted on 04/09/2013 3:48:27 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: MNDude

I have read nothing that but kindness extended.


6 posted on 04/09/2013 3:50:23 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: MNDude

Some people are truly horrible creatures. I don’t give a flip about Warren’s beliefs right now. I’m very sorry for his son’s pain and his and his wife’s pain as they deal with this. I read about these same types celebrating over Maggie’s death yesterday too. Then you have people after OBL being killed saying we shouldn’t have celebrated when a truly evil monster died. There’s some upside down people in this world.


7 posted on 04/09/2013 3:55:54 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Dude, you’re thinking of Fred Phelps!


8 posted on 04/09/2013 3:56:18 PM PDT by MNDude (Have you ever noticed how many hate filled atheists there are on the Internet?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Are you confusing him with Fred Phelps, perhaps? I hope?


9 posted on 04/09/2013 3:56:55 PM PDT by sam_whiskey (Peace through Strength)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I only want to know one thing...

will he be picketing HIS SONS funeral!!??

Huh?
Do you have him confused with someone else?

10 posted on 04/09/2013 3:56:57 PM PDT by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: MNDude

liberalism = hate

100% of the time.


11 posted on 04/09/2013 3:57:33 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: MNDude

There were a few here as well. The web somehow lets people think that others are not really real; or something like that.

They would never make the same comments to someone face to face.


12 posted on 04/09/2013 4:00:45 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Wish that were true. I’ve seen many people of Facebook who are completely comfortable spewing the same vile as you’d see on any news story comments section.


13 posted on 04/09/2013 4:02:34 PM PDT by MNDude (Have you ever noticed how many hate filled atheists there are on the Internet?)
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To: MNDude

He’s right, some of the comments have been utterly over the line. I’m not encouraged by his use of the word “hater,” though. It’s seldom used by anyone with whom I agree or even have much in common.


14 posted on 04/09/2013 4:03:29 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: MNDude

I read many of them. There are large groups of people that hate Christians as much as Germans hated Jews before WWII. I can understand people not believing or accepting Christianity but the hatred for Christians is at an irrationally high level. Truly bizarre


15 posted on 04/09/2013 4:06:11 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: MNDude

The web sees that on every kind of website.


16 posted on 04/09/2013 4:07:59 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I see it on YouTube a lot...on videos you wouldn’t think there would be any hate or being disgusting, but someone will post the most foul, hateful, disgusting thing they can think of.


17 posted on 04/09/2013 4:15:27 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: MNDude

I’m not a fan of Rick Warren’s, but I think the hateful comments about his son’s suicide are unwarranted.


18 posted on 04/09/2013 4:16:13 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: freedumb2003

Liberalism LOVES hatred of GOOD things...GODLY things...they HATE.


19 posted on 04/09/2013 4:17:52 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MNDude

Warren’s Brokeback Church is nothing I am interested in attending.

I do extend some sympathy for the loss of his son.


20 posted on 04/09/2013 4:27:11 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Ouderkirk

I don’t follow his religious stand either, but I can sure empathize with the pain he and his family are experiencing right now, and the absolute horror that comes with the nasty stuff people say.

I hope and pray that no matter what, Mr. Warren and his family emerge from the other side of this hellish trial with a renewed love for YHVH of Israel, and a greater capacity for HIS truth.


21 posted on 04/09/2013 4:44:29 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: MNDude

Heresy hunters right here on FR can’t let the man alone to grieve. Offer support or STFU.


22 posted on 04/09/2013 4:46:40 PM PDT by bethelgrad
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To: Ouderkirk

You’re an example of the kind of classless jackassery that goes on here.


23 posted on 04/09/2013 4:48:53 PM PDT by bethelgrad
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To: Morgana

According to the video, he killed himself because he was a Protestant.

Very nice. /s


24 posted on 04/09/2013 4:49:02 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Ouderkirk

Why would you call it a “Brokeback Church?”


25 posted on 04/09/2013 4:53:11 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Morgana
Is this really a Catholic Monastery? Is this really even a Catholic? This is the most shameful thing I've heard in a long while. Sounds like a place that buggers the alter boys to me.

IMO, there is NO WAY the Church would approve of this.

26 posted on 04/09/2013 4:53:29 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Rick Warren is NOT Fred Phelps


27 posted on 04/09/2013 4:59:09 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MNDude

The Bible I read says something to the effect of:

“. . . rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep . . . .”

I am not a huge Rick Warren fan, but it is a despicable act to heap contempt on ANYONE who is grieving. Many are also rejoicing at the death of Margaret Thatcher. Is there any doubt that God has given over the western world to the lusts of their hearts and debased minds? All I can do anymore is just shake my head in sorrow and disgust.


28 posted on 04/09/2013 5:44:35 PM PDT by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: MNDude

so sorry, I thought this was the nut that pickets funerals.


29 posted on 04/09/2013 6:10:29 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: MNDude

Queers are a lovely bunch. Such class.


30 posted on 04/09/2013 6:23:22 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks MNDude.

UK Leftists Celebrate Thatcher’s Death (Did You Expect Different?)
Rush Limbaugh.com | April 9, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on 04/09/2013 3:45:23 PM PDT by Kaslin
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3005993/posts


31 posted on 04/09/2013 6:38:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: beaversmom

Yep. I don’t always hold to it; but I try to not post anything that I wouldn’t say to someone if they were face to face.


32 posted on 04/09/2013 7:24:47 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: MNDude
The comments on the article

What article? You've posted a vanity.

33 posted on 04/10/2013 9:27:41 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: SoCal Pubbie; bethelgrad
from Wikipedia

Warren has worked to shift the evangelical movement away from an exclusive focus on traditional evangelical social issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage (regarding the latter, he called divorce a greater threat to the American family[29]), to broader social action. Warren's five-point plan for global action, the P.E.A.C.E. Plan, calls for church-led efforts to tackle global poverty and disease, including the spread of HIV/AIDS, and to support literacy and education efforts around the world. In February 2006, he signed a statement backing a major initiative to combat global warming, thus breaking with other conservative, high-profile evangelical leaders, who had opposed such a move.[30]

Warren's softer tone on political issues once central to U.S. evangelicals and his concern for issues more commonly associated with the political left have resulted in the characterization of Warren as one of a "new breed of evangelical leaders."[31] But it has also been misunderstood by the media, according to Warren, as indicating a shift in position on traditional evangelical issues.[32]

All I need to know....Brokeback Church indeed

34 posted on 04/10/2013 10:23:11 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Ouderkirk
“Rick Warren on Gay Marriage: ‘Tolerance Does Not Mean Approval”

“Gay marriage is a very personal question,” Warren responded when asked why he does not support it. “I have biblical views regarding what marriage is about. I am not in favor of redefining marriage, I'm not. It's not illegal to have a gay relationship, so it's not a big issue to me.”

http://www.christianpost.com/news/rick-warren-on-gay-marriage-tolerance-does-not-mean-approval-85653/;

Rick Warren does NOT support gay marriage, therefore your petty and self righteous demagoguery only makes you look bad.

35 posted on 04/10/2013 11:14:42 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Ouderkirk

The man lost his son to suicide. So you take the opportunity to attack the man over his politics and less than desirable church leadership. That makes you an asshole.


36 posted on 04/10/2013 12:38:18 PM PDT by bethelgrad
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To: bethelgrad

Make no mistakes, I was born an asshole and just grew bigger.

I have no use for Warren and his version of Christianity or any of his missions.

I extended sympathy for the loss of his son, but I don’t believe in him or his teachings.

I have met more than a few brilliant theological people over the years, and I don’t need to meet him to know he ain’t it.


37 posted on 04/10/2013 4:29:19 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Ouderkirk

Understood. The debate over his version of Christianity is a valid one, but not when the man just lost his boy. That’s just cruel. If you care about any version of Christianity, I hope you’d at least care about one that is compassionate toward those who are hurting.


38 posted on 04/10/2013 9:12:31 PM PDT by bethelgrad
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To: MNDude

My advice, FWIW, don’t read the online comments

Most people with online access today are stupid and suck. (execpt foe FR)


39 posted on 04/10/2013 9:31:09 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

See my tagline :)


40 posted on 04/10/2013 9:58:18 PM PDT by MNDude (Have you ever noticed how many hate filled atheists there are on the Internet?)
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To: MNDude

Rick Warren supported abortion with his support of Obama

Sorry about his son, but he said unborn children had no value when he supported Barack Obama


41 posted on 02/23/2014 12:51:59 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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