Rick Warren Apologizes for Saddleback Church Sunday School Video That Contained ‘Racially Offensive’ Asian Stereotypes

Pastor Rick Warren speaks on faith | Screengrab: Saddleback Church

Popular California megachurch Pastor Rick Warren has issued an apology after a Sunday school curriculum video posted online by Saddleback Church last weekend featured Asian stereotypes.

Warren, the 67-year-old author of The Purpose Driven Life and head of the Lake Forest-based ministry, offered the apology in a statement shared through Twitter Sunday night after a children’s video drew backlash from many on social media.

“Earlier today, I was notified that a children’s Sunday School curriculum video posted this weekend contained racially offensive content,” Warren explained, adding that he issued his statement before seeing the entire video. “[B]ut the moment I saw a screenshot of it, I was upset and embarrassed.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith

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