The Apprising Ministries website is now officially offline. Rick Warren’s apologist, Abanes (pronounced Uh-bah-nez) threatened legal action against IPower (Apprising Ministries’ server) and the site was taken down.
It’s important to realise that this is not a legal precedent. Apprising Ministries agreed to the IPower conditions which basically give IPower the freedom to remove any website which causes them controversy or trouble. It is however a bad precendent and a case of bullying. As far as I understand the situation, there was nothing on the Apprising Ministries site which has been demonstrated to be legally libelous or defamatory. Apprising Ministries was not contacted directly by Abanes. It was all handled behind the scenes.
I encourage you to click through and read some of the details for two reasons: 1) to get a better idea of what has happened and why it’s important and 2) to support the protest by giving this story hits.