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Why Rick Warren's Facebook Photo Angered Asian American Christians

Failed attempt at humor comes as Saddleback prepares to launch Hong Kong campus.

Rick Warren's recent Facebook post featuring an image of a Chinese Red Guard prompted criticism from Asian American Christians this week.

The propaganda photo depicted a smiling, uniformed young worker, part of the Cultural Revolution in communist ...

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Paula Coyle

October 15, 2013  4:31pm

Rick Warren Urges Christians to Be Dedicated as Hitler Youth #2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fzwljL2LTQ Rick Warren Urges Followers To Emulate Hitler Youth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92z_54tpI0o Doesn't this remind anyone of the ending of "Die Welle" (The Wave)?

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John Chu

October 03, 2013  10:29pm

Rick Warren Fight Back... http://www.saddleback.com/mc/m/9c419/ Fast forward to 19:30

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Louis Hemmings

October 03, 2013  6:37am

speaking as an Irishman, American evangelicals are just not good at cross-cultural "humour". i've experienced it first hand. it sucks! America is no longer "land of the free", if it ever was. it also no longer has a one-time dominant-role in the future of Christianity, thank God! believe it or not, God is a bit bigger than the USA :)

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Christoph Koebel

October 02, 2013  10:07pm

Well I'm neither an American nor Asian. It is another example of insensitivity by a (well-known) American.

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October 02, 2013  6:14pm

I am an American Chinese that had been in the US since the 1960s. When I read the respond of Pastor Warren, asking everyone to have a sense of humor, I wonder what Pastor Warren found so humorous about that picture? Is it the act of posting that picture humorous, and I hope it is not the starting of a church in Hong Kong humorous. If we read the history of mission in China, we found many example of missionaries not understanding the culture of China. Their intention was good, but they did not receive much blessing from God toward their ministry. I hope we will not make that mistake again.

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