pastor Rick Warren stood by his opposition to same sex marriage Sunday in an appearance on ABC, saying that he does not believe the church should conform to accept growing support for same sex marriage.
“History shows that when the church accommodates culture, it weakens it,” Warren, pastor of the Lake Forest church, said during the interview on "This Week."
“If I’m unpopular for certain beliefs, well, then I’m unpopular for certain beliefs,” Warren said. “And to me, the Bible is very clear that sex is for a man and a woman in marriage only.”
On ministering to the Trayvon Martin community, Warren told ABC that he would be promoting reconciliation.
"Martin Luther King was brilliant in that he knew we do not overcome evil with more evil," Warren said. "Violence only begets violence. Leaders absorb the pain. And you overcome evil with good. I would be promoting reconciliation between all of the parties there, and at the same time I would still be working for racial equality."
Warren also talks about women's health, Mormonism, poverty, the economy and the Jeff Bethke video, Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.