Forced Baptisms In Exchange for Breakfast?

<p><img vspace="0" hspace="0" border="0" align="right" src="http://newsbusters.org/media/2005-09-06-CBSESSmith.jpg" />In an otherwise good interview in the final half hour with Rick Warren, the Southern Baptist pastor and bestselling author of <i>The Purpose-Driven Life</i>, <i>The Early Show</i>'s Harry Smith worried that some Hurricane Katrina victims taken into the homes of church parishioners might be forced to attend church in order to get a decent meal: </p><p /><p /><blockquote><p>&quot;Let me ask you this, though: is this an opportunity for a church to witness? Or if I'm a family, am, do I need to be concerned that I'm going to go live with a church family, are they going to proselytize me, are they going to say, 'you better come to church with me or else, I'm, you know, you're not going to get your breakfast this morning'?&quot;</p></blockquote><div><strong>Video excerpt</strong>: <a href="../../media/2005-09-06-CBSESSmith.rm">Real</a> or <a href="../../media/2005-09-06-CBESSmith.wmv">Windows Media</a></div><blockquote><div> </div><p /></blockquote>
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