Dennis Rainey Joins Rick Warren in Excusing Abortion, Applauds New Method of Evangelizing

Dennis Rainey, of Family Life Today, was a speaker at Saddleback’s Global Summit on Aids where pro-abortionist Senator Barack Obama also spoke and caused outrage among many on looking Christians. In his report on the summit, Rainey defended the appropriateness of Obama’s addressing the church audience on grounds that he didn’t speak from the pulpit, or about abortion, but he spoke about AIDS. Nevertheless, Rick Warren shared the platform with him, endorsing and giving him encouragement. How far this encouragement will go towards emboldening Obama to hold fast to his position on murdering babies, seeing that large Christian audiences will welcome him with open arms, we do not know. We also don’t know how many extra murders will be attributed to this surge forward in his conceits that Obama received from Saddleback. We do know that sucking the brains out of babies and collapsing their skulls is murder, and that there will always be those who “not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” (from Rom 1:32). It doesn’t bother Rainey. “I do not have a problem,” Rainey reports, “that Senator Obama spoke at the conference.”1 That’s because Rainey is willing to trade all those innocent lives for a part in Warren’s new ‘open mic’ evangelism of letting the unsaved preach their social gospel to the church. “If Obama isn’t a believer,” Rainey reasons, “what better place to be … perhaps bridges will be built to him that will reach him for Christ.”2 That “perhaps” is about as thin as water, and the innocent blood will be running a lot thicker to float it.

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One Response to Dennis Rainey Joins Rick Warren in Excusing Abortion, Applauds New Method of Evangelizing

  1. Todd says:

    Not sure the whole story is being told here. Check out the FamilyLife Manifesto, which is the declaration of values statement for the ministry that Rainey co-founded:

    Quoting directly from this statement: “We believe children are the gifts of God and should be received and treated as such. We believe a child’s life begins at conception.”

    Also from this Manifesto statement: “We believe the Bible clearly states that marriage is the only context for sexual intimacy. We believe contemporary culture is pressing single people to engage prematurely in acts that are intended only for the context of marriage. Our culture has rejected God’s plan for intimacy by promoting sexual promiscuity of various kinds and, as a consequence, has brought upon itself sexual diseases and relational dysfunctions. We believe in sexual purity and fidelity.”

    Obviously there is a whole lot more to this story than this short sighted commentary cares to mention. Including the ministry to encourage the God given definition of marriage and fidelity, that FamilyLife, co founded by Rainey, has been doing since 1976.

    Please take the time to look a little deeper here, and weigh all the facts, before coming to the easy conclusion to point the finger. Obviously it is much easier to slander than to actually state the facts of the matter, and coming to a conclusion based upon those facts. Why is that the case? Easy to slander others, not so much fun if you are the one being slandered. I wonder if the author of this article would have a different tune if he were the one on the receiving end of the pointing finger?

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