The Orange County Register did a series on him, it was kind of the same old fluff peice until you try to get to The PEACE network, Only church groups that have been screened by Saddleback Church and accepted into the PEACE plan program are currently allowed to use the site. The reporter had to gain special permission to catch a glimpse inside. Why the big Secret? From what I have read his plan is very much like NATO. Here is a link to that page:
They have a pastor of technology , Eric Busby, he wrote the software for the PEACE ‘platform,’ with about about two dozen engineers and experts around the world.
Here is a quote from his tech minister: “A church is like a business with branch offices,” Busby says. “If you start saying we got 2.5 million branch offices – nobody has that.” [emphasis added]
"Already, the platform’s electronic brain – the 8-foot racks of hundreds of servers needed to store the site’s growing database (14,000 articles in English alone) – is housed in a warehouse-sized, MAXIMUM SECURITY “Tier-1” Internet data center in Irvine.
“‘Such centers exist in several dozen locations around the world to host the electronic information of the world’s largest companies, which explains the ARMED GUARDS, biometric palm scanners and steel doors that guard the facility,’ Busby says.” [all emphases added]
This is very much about Marketing. I may sound terrible when I say this but too many people are dazzled by the slick marketing campaign and his personality, which he does have a ton of. They do not see past it, he makes people feel good. To me it is just like slapping a Jesus label on a pretty package and it sells.
This point was made: This is a PROPIETARY, logo-branding, public-relations and merchandising campaign. The article explains how this works in the marketing world, including a reference to Larry Ross, the P.R. (public relations) firm that handles Saddleback, Warren, etc.
He is not the same man he started out to be, it is much more political now. His religious beliefs now lean more towards a Gnostic style. He has invited people such as Obama to speak at his Church, it is very political. Here is a link to a article from this past December: