Does Rick Warren really legitimise the killing of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? It is reported that last week during a television appearance to promote one of his latest books on Fox News with ‘celebrity’ Sean Hannity, Nick Warren seemed to have suggested that the bible gives us authority to ‘take out’ Ahmadinejad!
I wonder what reactions the ‘evangelical’ blogosphere will have? I found a blog which is very critical.
Here is a transcript of the conversation:
“HANNITY: Can you talk to rogue dictators? Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust, wants to wipe Israel off the map, is seeking nuclear weapons.
HANNITY: I think we need to take him out.
HANNITY: Am I advocating something dark, evil or something righteous?
WARREN: Well, actually, the Bible says that evil cannot be negotiated with. It has to just be stopped. And I believe…
HANNITY: By force?
WARREN: Well, if necessary. In fact, that is the legitimate role of government. The Bible says that God puts government on earth to punish evildoers. Not good-doers. Evildoers”.
And here is the video: