Friday, December 19, 2008

Obama defends inaugural invitation to Warren

By Mimi Hall, USA TODAY

President-elect Barack Obama on Thursday defended his decision to invite evangelical pastor Rick Warren. Obama cited the "magic" of a diverse nation.

The choice of Warren, founder of a Southern California megachurch and best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life, has riled some gay and lesbian advocates, liberal groups and religious leaders because he opposes gay marriage and abortion rights and has expressed what they say are extreme views on the issues.

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1 comment:

Neil Houghton said...

Thanks Susan! Bravo. And for my humble point of view and a link to my husbands ever more eloquent response:

Bottom line Warren can say what he wants... the last word goes to a real honest-to-goodness preacher, Joseph Lowrey. He earned his stripes and he gets it.