Rick Warren's tax tweet

Of course Rick Warren would say that. He is worried about his congregation having less to pay him if they have to pay more taxes. It is definitely not the 'least of these' that is in trouble with the IRS. It is rich people and elected officials. How dare a man of the cloth speak so damning against the very people that Jesus told us that we need to take care of. The little respect that I had for him is gone away.

Megachurch pastor Rick Warren, who delivered the invocation at President Obama’s inauguration (much to the consternation of some liberals), sent a message from his Twitter account on Tuesday that appeared to criticize Obama’s insistence that the rich should pay more taxes as part of a debt and deficit deal.

“HALF of America pays NO taxes. Zero,” Warren wrote. “So they’re happy for tax rates to be raised on the other half that DOES pay taxes.”

The post was interpreted by the popular blog “Wonkette” as a dig against Americans whose incomes do not qualify them to pay taxes.

The post has since been removed from Warren’s Twitter feed, and he acknowledged that the tweet "did sound mean" in a subsequent tweet addressed to a blogger who wrote had written a lengthy response.

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