Sunday, January 3, 2010
After pleading with parishioners for $900,000 to keep his Saddleback megachurch church out of the red, Bible thumpers dug deep and donated a staggering $2.4 million. Warren announced the haul to cheers of adoring throngs during a sermon at the church on Saturday.
Warren, who delivered the invocation at the inauguration of President Obama last January, is a multimillionaire, best-selling author of “The Purpose Driven Life.” He also owns and travels on a private jet. Warren found himself facing controversy for his support of California’s Proposition 8, which overturned gay marriage.
I’m not surprised by the size of the donations because hate and homophobia don’t come cheap. However, I would be very interested in knowing if President Obama and Mrs. Obama sent Pastor Warren a donation?