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Megachurch pastor Rick Warren will deliver inaugural invocation
CentreDaily.com ^ | 12/17/08 | Alejandra Molina

Posted on 12/17/2008 3:04:56 PM PST by Callahan

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Pastor Rick Warren is set to deliver the invocation for President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, Saddleback Church officials confirmed Wednesday.

Kristin Cole, a spokeswoman for Warren, said church officials were waiting on Obama's team to make the announcement.

Just this past August, Obama and John McCain were guests at the two-hour Saddleback Church Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion where Warren questioned them about issues that ranged from abortion and same-sex marriage to the nature of good and evil.

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TOPICS: Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: bho2008; bhoinauguration; inauguration; obama; plasticchristianity; prop8; rickwarren; saddleback; warren
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There is already one version of this story posted on FR and most Freepers are trashing Warren for agreeing to appear with pro-abort Obama. Meanwhile the DUers are absolutely flipping out over this, mostly due to Warren's prominence in the Prop 8 fight -- some of the harshest Obama criticism I've seen in the moonbat swamp the gay/atheist contingent. Ol' Barry is playing it down the middle to start, or at least attempting to give that appearance.
1 posted on 12/17/2008 3:04:56 PM PST by Callahan
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To: Callahan

Rick Warren is all about Rick Warren


2 posted on 12/17/2008 3:06:43 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: Callahan

I like Rick Warren, but there’s no way I would watch that evil bastard get inaugurated. He will NEVER be my president.


3 posted on 12/17/2008 3:07:14 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: Callahan
Warren is one of a group of prominent ministers who were praying for both candidates up until the election and have continued a prayer chain for Obama since the election.

I'd rather have people praying for Obama than complaining about him.

4 posted on 12/17/2008 3:07:49 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Everything Obama does is "appropriate", therefore, nothing he does is "inappropriate".)
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To: Callahan

Good political move for Obama to placate conservatives, but just shows you what and idiot Rick Warren is. He is there to provide cover for this rot.


5 posted on 12/17/2008 3:07:57 PM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Really! It's time; NOW)
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To: DLfromthedesert

Now we know how the DUers felt for the last eight years. LOL


6 posted on 12/17/2008 3:13:54 PM PST by nobama08
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To: Callahan

YES, Billy Graham and Warren brands are majority liberal. NO surprise here.


7 posted on 12/17/2008 3:15:42 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: dirtymac

I don’t know much about Rick Warren but I know Billy Graham counseled Clinton. How did you feel about that? At least Nobama didn’t ask Wright (I refuse to call him Rev.).


8 posted on 12/17/2008 3:16:15 PM PST by nobama08
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To: Callahan

Does Warren really believe that Obama has a mandate from God ????


9 posted on 12/17/2008 3:19:41 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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So, what?

Rick Warren will be at Obama’s inauguration along with Chief Justice Roberts, President Bush and Dick Cheney.

No Big Deal.


10 posted on 12/17/2008 3:20:11 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: al baby

completely correct


11 posted on 12/17/2008 3:27:13 PM PST by ldish (God save the USA)
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To: Callahan

A new picture in the encyclopedia under the entry for “useful idiot”.


12 posted on 12/17/2008 3:27:57 PM PST by AJFavish (www.allanfavish.com)
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To: dirtymac
Good political move for Obama to placate conservatives, but just shows you what and idiot Rick Warren is. He is there to provide cover for this rot.

We all understand. It's this fool that doesn't get it.

13 posted on 12/17/2008 3:30:51 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Digger

Of course Warren gets it. It’s all about $$$$$.


14 posted on 12/17/2008 3:31:41 PM PST by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: trumandogz
at Obama’s inauguration along with Chief Justice Roberts, President Bush and Dick Cheney.

Um...those three kind of have to be there.

15 posted on 12/17/2008 3:43:03 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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Nope, none of the people I listed have to be there, it is just customary.


16 posted on 12/17/2008 3:44:44 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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Nope, none of the people I listed have to be there, it is just customary.

You're right. But man, it would look pretty bad if they weren't.

17 posted on 12/17/2008 3:46:19 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: trumandogz

The Chief Justice, President, and Vice President are government officials. Warren is a preacher. There is a huge difference. Obama supports infanticide. A man of God can meet with such a fellow, but in no way should he help out the man politically, and that’s exactly what he’s doing by accepting Obama’s invitation. Warren is too smart to not know the political reasons that Obama selected him, so I see nothing wrong with saying that this was a bad moral decision on Warren’s part.


18 posted on 12/17/2008 3:46:52 PM PST by NinoFan
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To: buccaneer81

I would not put it past Cheney to not show-up.


19 posted on 12/17/2008 3:49:02 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: buccaneer81

Men of the State and men who claim to be preaching the Word shoudl have different standards. There is no reason that Warren has to be THE one to speak. There are plenty of leftist idiots who call themselves religious who would be willing to give the invocation.


20 posted on 12/17/2008 3:49:35 PM PST by NinoFan
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