Everybody now bring your family down to the riverside
Look to the east to see where the fat stock hide
Behind four walls of stone the rich man sleeps
It’s time we put the flame torch to their keep

-E.John/B. Taupin Burn Down The Mission

Jesus lamprey Rick Warren, author of The Profit Purpose Driven Life, once again tips his hand that he is a closet asshole:

Yesterday famed “Christian” pastor Rick Warren, wealthy author and megachurch leader, tweeted the following:

“HALF of America pays NO taxes. Zero. So they’re happy for tax rates to be raised on the other half that DOES pay any taxes.”

After a firestorm ignited decrying this egregious mix of selfishness and ignorance, Mr. Warren deleted his tweet. But the screenshot is preserved for Internet eternity.

I’m old enough to remember when 10% of Warren’s “flock” were out of work and you know who was really hurting? Rick Warren.

“Dear Saddleback Family,” begins today’s missive from Warren. “THIS IS AN URGENT LETTER unlike any I’ve written in 30 years. Please read all of it and get back to me in the next 48 hours. “I have thrilling news to share with you below but first some seriously bad news: With 10% 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. Still, with wise management, we’ve stayed close to our budget all year. Then… this last weekend the bottom dropped out.

By ‘caring for our community” Warren means “keeping me fat and sassy”.



Yeah. Like I would tell you....