Saddleback Church’s lead pastor and best selling author, Rick Warren, used his social media accounts to deliver a staunch rebuke towards the U.S. for buying Russian oil, arguing that the nation is funding a murderer.
The pastor’s posts have gone viral on both Twitter and Facebook and have garnered many responses, mostly in agreement with Warren’s statements.
“Everyday that the U.S. continues to buy 600,000 barrels of Russian oil A DAY,” Warren wrote, “We are funding the murder of Ukraine. Appalling. Indefensible. Stop it now.”
Two hours later, Warren posted again, saying, “Everyday that the U.S. continues to buy 600,000 more barrels of Russian oil each day, we are funding the murder of Ukraine. Appalling. Indefensible. Stop it now.”
On February 28, Warren encouraged those who are praying for Ukraine to continue to do so and shared a message of gratitude from Ukrainian pastors. “For days I’ve been in contact with many pastors in Ukraine, Russia, and nearby Poland which is accepting refugees,” Warren said. “They’ve all asked me to THANK YOU who are praying for them during this war. Keep praying everybody!”