Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Church.

Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren has said that being tolerant of homosexuals does not mean one approves of their choices, while appearing on “CBS This Morning” Tuesday to promote the re-release of his book. Choices?

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.

The problem is that tolerant has changed its meaning. It used to mean ‘I
may disagree with you completely, but I will treat you with respect.
Today, tolerant means – ‘you must approve of everything I do.’ There’s a
difference between tolerance and approval. Jesus accepted everyone no
matter who they were. He doesn’t approve of everything I do, or you do,
or anybody else does either. You can be accepting without being

Nonsense.  We neither seek nor require Mr. Warren’s approval.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.