Laying Hands on the Faithful: Pastor Rick Warren Calls for a Million Dollars from the Faithful

First, there was Rod Parsley saying that Satan has been messing around with his bank accounts and needs a massive infusion of cash to fight his demonic plan, here. Now, fellow Evangelical pastor Rick Warren has asked for roughly a million dollars from his faithful due to a few end of the year shortfalls in cash flow. Given these calls to the faithful, I wish to add my own discovery of a demonic plan to deny me of ready cash and call upon everyone on this blog to send me money immediately to fight for righteous and redemptive blogging.

Warren, who was the controversial choice of President Barack Obama to given the inaugural prayer, sent an “urgent letter” to all of the parishioners to the Saddleback Church Web stating, “With 10 percent of our church family out of work due to the recession, our expenses in caring for our community in 2009 rose dramatically while our income stagnated.” While not blaming Satan ala Parsley, Warren warned followers that “the bottom dropped out” and that “[o]n the last weekend of 2009, our total offerings were less than half of what we normally receive — leaving us $900,000 in the red for the year.”

Warren is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling “The Purpose Driven Life.” The purpose now appears to remain solvent at Saddleback.

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40 thoughts on “Laying Hands on the Faithful: Pastor Rick Warren Calls for a Million Dollars from the Faithful”

  1. The best way to avoid trouble is not to be there when it starts. The corollary to this is don’t start trouble and there won’t be any trouble. Most proselytizing Christians cannot see this simple truth: people don’t want your views forced on them whether they come from Jesus, Mohammed, Abraham, Shiva, Satan or Larry. If asked, by all means spread “the good news”, but UNLESS asked, you should all really mind your own business. A person’s relationship with God/the Universe/whatever is THIER BUSINESS. Not yours.

    This applies to all religions.

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  3. is it saddleback church or brokeback church? maybe the preacher should give jimmy swaggart a call.

  4. I was hoping contributions would continue to decline; as people became more aware of what this hypocrite/creep really supports.

  5. Buddha:

    “The ignorant were fleeced to the tune of 2.4 million dollars.”


    “But a fool and his money soon go separate ways,
    And you found a fool lyin’ in a daze,
    Ha Ha woman what you gonna do,
    You destroyed all the virtues that the Lord gave you”:

  6. Evilpoet:

    ““No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” -Matthew 6:24.”


    Agreed. I think ol’ Pastor Rick has gone from the former to the latter. Maybe that is why they call the Mormons, the Church of Latter Day Saints? Seems like Mammon’s flock is growing. On Bible verses, I always liked this one:

    “And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”


    Maybe Pastor Rick got a free pass or a really big needle–like the Space Needle in Seattle!

  7. EvilPoet,

    Thanks for that quote. It was on my mind on an earlier posting but I was too hungover to care about looking it up.

  8. “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” -Matthew 6:24

  9. Surely a church needing one million at the end of the year has to be put in context. In light of the gargantuan budget Saddleback generates for a congregation of 25,000, this is not a desperate plea for widows to cash their last bond of Jesus will evaporate. Percentage wise this deficit can be counted as small and not unusual. Most churches send out a December request for gifts to shore up the budget. It just so happens that Warren’s church is a bit bigger and generates a bit more publicity. There is no smoke here and no fire.

  10. Jericho,

    God has spoken to these people of the cloth. They have to make an Impression on these folks. As Robert Tilton stated one time when asked about his largeness in living. His Estate(s) in Texas, Florida, California, Hawaii and a few tropical Islands places and how he could justify spending peoples money the way that he did. His response was well, God Never meant for me to be poor.

    “Tilton built an empire that, at its peak, took in as much as $65 million per year. The end came when an ABC’s news program found out that the prayer request letters he promised to pray over were being trashed, unread. All of Tilton’s mail was sent directly to his Tulsa bank.”

  11. Even those that claim to conversate with the Allknowing and Almighty somehow seem like they can’t handle cash very well

  12. Danish police shoot man trying to enter Mohammed cartoonist’s home: media
    COPENHAGEN (AFP) – Danish police late Friday shot and wounded a man trying to enter the Aarhus home of Kurt Westergaard, who drew controversial cartoons of Islam’s prophet Mohammed, Danish media reported.

    The Danish cartoonist, who has received several death threats since a Danish newspaper four years ago published his drawing featuring Mohammed wearing a turban in the shape of a bomb, was at home in Viby near the western city of Aarhus when the 27-year-old and two others tried to get in, daily Politiken reported online.

    Guards repulsed the three intruders as security alarms were set off, and the wounded man was hospitalised.

    Don’t know which is worse, these Muslim punks intent on avenging an uncomplimentary cartoon of their prophet or this Christan charlatan putting the squeeze on his flock for a couple of extra bucks.

  13. Agreed! If you want to get back just about every ill-gotten dime, this website is the place to do it!

  14. Jill and FFL,

    “Where do I send you money for the supplies, Blouise? You should start a website called: John 2:13-16.”

    Don’t do that! All of them *Johns* will think that it is a “dating/escort” site…

    What a brilliant idea … a Holy Roller Madam.

    Seriously, one can do some very creative, idealistic, and good work through a web site if one is sufficiently committed to a just cause. For instance … cleaning up our corrupt senate. Hmmm, an idea has just sparked in my head ……………

  15. Good to see someone’s picking up the slack for Reverend Ike now that he’s met his maker.

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