Rick Warren on gay marriage: ‘The Church must not cave in’

by Carey Lodge  |  published on November 20, 2014

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“Marriage can only be between a man and a woman,” Rick Warren told an audience at the Vatican yesterday.

Speaking before Pope Francis’ Humanum conference in Rome, the bestselling author and pastor of Saddleback church in California passionately defended traditional marriage.

“The Bible says you are to honour marriage. Sadly, today we all know marriage is dishonoured by a lot of people. It’s dismissed as archaic, man-made tradition. It’s denounced as an enemy of women…it’s demeaned in movies and television and it’s delayed out of fear that it will limit one’s personal freedom. So today instead of being honoured, marriage is ridiculed, resented, rejected and redefined,” he said.

“What are we going to do about this? The Church cannot cower in silence…the stakes are too high.”