Skip to comments.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.
This is the only thing to date I have heard.
This fits right in:
Anger, Hatred and Irrational Rage
Sounds like he's been reading comments here.........
will he be picketing HIS SONS funeral!!??
I have read nothing that but kindness extended.
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.
Dude, you’re thinking of Fred Phelps!
Are you confusing him with Fred Phelps, perhaps? I hope?
will he be picketing HIS SONS funeral!!??
Do you have him confused with someone else?
liberalism = hate
100% of the time.
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.
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.
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.
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
The web sees that on every kind of website.
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.
I’m not a fan of Rick Warren’s, but I think the hateful comments about his son’s suicide are unwarranted.
Liberalism LOVES hatred of GOOD things...GODLY things...they HATE.
Warren’s Brokeback Church is nothing I am interested in attending.
I do extend some sympathy for the loss of his son.
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.
Heresy hunters right here on FR can’t let the man alone to grieve. Offer support or STFU.
You’re an example of the kind of classless jackassery that goes on here.
According to the video, he killed himself because he was a Protestant.
Very nice. /s
Why would you call it a “Brokeback Church?”
IMO, there is NO WAY the Church would approve of this.
Rick Warren is NOT Fred Phelps
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.
so sorry, I thought this was the nut that pickets funerals.
Queers are a lovely bunch. Such class.
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Posted on 04/09/2013 3:45:23 PM PDT by Kaslin
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.
What article? You've posted a vanity.
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), 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.
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." But it has also been misunderstood by the media, according to Warren, as indicating a shift in position on traditional evangelical issues.
All I need to know....Brokeback Church indeed
“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.”
Rick Warren does NOT support gay marriage, therefore your petty and self righteous demagoguery only makes you look bad.
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.
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.
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.
My advice, FWIW, don’t read the online comments
Most people with online access today are stupid and suck. (execpt foe FR)
See my tagline :)
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