A clip of Rick Warren from April 17, 2005 is making its way around the web on which the controversial preacher appears to call on the faithful to follow Jesus like Nazis. In the clip below, Warren cites the faith and commitment of young Nazis and suggests that Christians need to show the same passion. Warren was selected by Obama to give the Inauguration prayer for the nation.
The clip is from an event held at the Anaheim Angels sports stadium with thirty thousand Saddleback Church members. After nearly an hour sermon, Warren calls on his followers to show the same passion as shown by young Nazis in 1939 in the Munich Stadium when they used their bodies to spell out the words “Hitler, we are yours.” They then joined Hitler in a war that murdered millions and set the world on fire. Warren seemed to think that was the perfect image for his “Global P.E.A.C.E. Plan.”
In fairness to Warren, he did say that Hitler was evil and seemed to say that his followers took over the world do to their passion. Warren told the crowd: “moderate people get moderately nothing done.” The clip suggests that Christians need to show the same passion as those Nazis — though for a higher purpose than advancing the interests of the Führer.
Followers were exalted to do “whatever it takes” and Warren then introduced his ally Rwandan President Paul Kagame who would lead the first nation to embraced his P.E.A.C.E Plan. Kagame led Rwanda in its invasion of the Congo and his government was accused of helping Congolese warlord Laurent Nkunda, massacre civilians.
Warren gave his first PEACE prize to . . . you guessed it . . George Bush.
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