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Pro-Life Rick Warren to Give Invocation at Obama Inauguration
CBNnews ^ | 12/17/08 | David Brody

Posted on 12/17/2008 10:53:08 AM PST by NormsRevenge

Pro-life pastor Rick Warren will give the invocation at President-Elect Barack Obama’s inauguration. It makes a whole lot of sense. Even though Warren and Obama disagree on the life issue, they do see eye to eye on many social justice issues. This move is also classic Obama because it is a signal to religious conservatives that he’s willing to bring in both sides to the faith discussion in this country. Obama has never shied away from that.

The benediction will be led by Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery. The Civil Rights leader seems to be the perfect pick on such an historic day in this nation’s history. Watch Reverend Lowery preach with Barack Obama watching here.

The full program is below: (by the way, The Brody File was not asked to take part in the ceremony. I wanted to read some of the "Best of The Brody File" blog entries but they said thanks but no thanks)

The order of the program will be as follows:

Musical Selections

The United States Marine Band

Musical Selections

The San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus

Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein

Invocation

Dr. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA

Musical Selection

Aretha Franklin

Oath of Office Administered to Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

By Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

The Honorable John Paul Stevens

Musical Selection, John Williams, composer/arranger

Itzhak Perlman, Violin

Yo-Yo Ma, Cello

Gabriela Montero, Piano

Anthony McGill, Clarinet

Oath of Office Administered to President-elect Barack H. Obama

By the Chief Justice of the United States

The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr.

Inaugural Address

The President of the United States, The Honorable Barack H. Obama

Poem

Elizabeth Alexander

Benediction

The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

The National Anthem

The United States Navy Band “Sea Chanters”

Comments?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhoinauguration; inauguration; invocation; moralabsolutes; obama; obamatransitionfile; pastor; prolife; rickwarren; saddleback
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1 posted on 12/17/2008 10:53:08 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

0bama supports outright INFANTICIDE.

He should be shunned by anyone that does not also support INFANTICIDE.


2 posted on 12/17/2008 10:54:11 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: MrB

Must be a typo in the article, I didn’t see Rev. Wright listed anywhere.


3 posted on 12/17/2008 10:55:09 AM PST by TheOgre
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To: MrB

Rick Warren should recuse himself from this ministerial assignment. Obama is a pro-abort extremist. That is hardly a position worth a blessing from a Christian pastor.


4 posted on 12/17/2008 10:56:00 AM PST by obamaisandrogynous
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To: NormsRevenge

Warren is not Billy Graham it seems.......


5 posted on 12/17/2008 10:57:03 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Million Minuteman March (Spring 2009))
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To: NormsRevenge

It doesn’t surprise me at all.


6 posted on 12/17/2008 10:57:18 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Methinks Mr. Warren’s pride is getting the better of him.

Giving the invocation at a presidential inauguration IS a big deal, but I’m sure that standing before Jesus on Judgement Day will make it seem less than trivial.


7 posted on 12/17/2008 10:57:51 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: obamaisandrogynous
Rick Warren should recuse himself from this ministerial assignment. Obama is a pro-abort extremist. That is hardly a position worth a blessing from a Christian pastor.

Amen.

I ws going to post something vile, but you came right to the heart of the issue. Thanks.

8 posted on 12/17/2008 10:59:37 AM PST by saint
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To: NormsRevenge
Warren is lukewarm..................

I would hope he takes some heavy heat for this........

9 posted on 12/17/2008 10:59:41 AM PST by Osage Orange (Congress would steal the nickels off a dead man's eye's...............)
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To: NormsRevenge

The loud echo of the ceremony’s benedictions will be Jeremiah Wright’s 20 years of maledictions against America.


10 posted on 12/17/2008 11:00:34 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m not sure how O brings both sides to the discussion if one side (pro-life) NEVER says anything.


11 posted on 12/17/2008 11:02:58 AM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Jesus ate with publicans and sinners. I guess he should have recused himself, too.


12 posted on 12/17/2008 11:03:05 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Rick Warren is one of those new age, book author, get rich thanks to Jesus like Joel Osteen - TV pastors. I thought Warren was decent but he is a phony. Better than the Catholic bishops who support ACRON and La Raza or Pastor Wright but not much.

I think Pastor Manning has more credibility. Obama has been awful for black people in chicago.


13 posted on 12/17/2008 11:03:48 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: saint

I would rather a pro-life pastor give the invocation than a lefty proabort. Perhaps God will grant our prayers and Obama will be converted from his pro-infanticide positions. Afterall, we are commanded to pray for those in authority... this was spoken by Paul ... when the authority was Nero.


14 posted on 12/17/2008 11:04:40 AM PST by Guyin4Os (My name says Guyin40s but now I have an exotic, daring, new nickname..... Guyin50s)
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To: NormsRevenge

Mr. Warren got his div degree at Sears.

He doesn’t impress me.


15 posted on 12/17/2008 11:05:54 AM PST by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: NormsRevenge
This move is also classic Obama because it is a signal to religious conservatives that he’s willing to bring in both sides to the faith discussion in this country.

Yeah, right. "I'll let you talk, but I won't listen, because I've already made up my mind that killing babies is, in fact, a good thing."

16 posted on 12/17/2008 11:07:02 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Poem

My b*** better have my money
Through rain, sleet, or snow
My whore better have my money
Not half, not some, but all my cash
‘Cause if she don’t,
I’m gonna put my foot dead in her ass.


17 posted on 12/17/2008 11:09:14 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Pop star preachers love fame and the company of other pop stars more than they love Christ. Avoid them and their churches.


18 posted on 12/17/2008 11:09:26 AM PST by pallis
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To: NormsRevenge
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19 posted on 12/17/2008 11:10:31 AM PST by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: PurpleMan; All
Your post portrays your ignorance. Obama supports late term abortion and the killing of babies that survive abortions. That is infanticide. For Rick Warren to give the invocation at Obama's inauguration proves Warren is no true Christian. May he be shunned forever.
20 posted on 12/17/2008 11:10:46 AM PST by jrooney
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To: NormsRevenge

He should have engaged Deepak Chopra.


21 posted on 12/17/2008 11:12:15 AM PST by sarasota
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To: NormsRevenge

Warren is a groupie!


22 posted on 12/17/2008 11:12:50 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience)
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To: MrB
0bama supports outright INFANTICIDE.

He should be shunned by anyone that does not also support INFANTICIDE.

*****************

You are absolutely right. This is despicable.

23 posted on 12/17/2008 11:12:53 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: AppyPappy

Maya Angelou?


24 posted on 12/17/2008 11:13:35 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: NormsRevenge

What manner of hypocrit is Warren?


25 posted on 12/17/2008 11:13:53 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: Sybeck1

Warren is not Billy Graham it seems.......

AMEN!!!


26 posted on 12/17/2008 11:14:54 AM PST by millerph
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To: MrB

“He should be shunned by anyone that does not also support INFANTICIDE”

Then what is Rick Warren doing there?

The first time I heard of their connection, I quit believing anything Rick Warren had to say. he is part of the rot that has infested the Christian community for some time.


27 posted on 12/17/2008 11:15:02 AM 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: Sybeck1

Graham did give the invocation at Clinton’s inauguration.


28 posted on 12/17/2008 11:15:19 AM PST by Revenge of Sith
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m “surprised. I thought for sure it would be Deepak Chopra.


29 posted on 12/17/2008 11:15:31 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Geez...the False Prophet swearing in the Anti-Christ...how nice.


30 posted on 12/17/2008 11:16:04 AM PST by ravingnutter
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To: NormsRevenge

What Obama has in mind is to use religious socialists to move his socialist agenda.


31 posted on 12/17/2008 11:18:07 AM PST by stockpirate (Let's start by watering the tree of Liberty with the blood of tyrants. Sooner not later.)
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To: Guyin4Os
Pray for them, yes! try to convert them, yes! Recognize their authority over you, yes!

Support them and give them credence, no!

Rick Warren is their to just cover up the smell. Front man and a shill for a corrupt presidency.

32 posted on 12/17/2008 11:18:53 AM 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: PurpleMan
Jesus ate with publicans and sinners.

I don't think anyone would object if Warren shared a meal with Obama. This public display can be interpreted as an endorsement. However, if Rick Warren uses the occasion of this invocation to call upon God to protect the pre-born, then he will be seen as having done the right thing.

33 posted on 12/17/2008 11:19:02 AM PST by outofstyle (There's a rake at the gates of Hell tonight)
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To: MrB

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34 posted on 12/17/2008 11:19:10 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: dirtymac

He’s associated with the “emerging church” movement,
which is kind of an Oprahized Christianity - lots of heresy.

Jesus isn’t the only way to God,
Jesus may or may not have been divine, doesn’t matter,
lots of other stuff.


35 posted on 12/17/2008 11:20:48 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: NormsRevenge

Disgusting duplicity on Rick’s part. Perhaps Pastor Warren didn’t comprehend the signifigance of his own question he asked of the affirmative action fraud at Saddeleback forum. He certainly could not comprehend the depth of deceit in Obama’s response ... surely. Seems Warren is more concerned with his own empowerment than the truth of LIFE. Satan has lots of help in that regard ...


36 posted on 12/17/2008 11:21:21 AM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Not a big Warren fan. He is to fond of putting himself in the public eye.


37 posted on 12/17/2008 11:22:24 AM PST by Taichi (Certe, toto, sentio nos in kansate non iam adesse)
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To: ravingnutter
...the False Prophet swearing in the Anti-Christ...how nice.

Look up !

The King is coming very soon.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach Adonai
38 posted on 12/17/2008 11:22:43 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 78:35 And they remembered that God was their ROCK, And the Most High God their Redeemer.)
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To: Guyin4Os

I’m afraid Colin Powell was also speaking to the masses when he said on Sunday that “people have to give up the small town mentality; most of us live in big cities.” Obama is definitely on board with that in his pro-abortion stance.


39 posted on 12/17/2008 11:23:32 AM PST by sarasota
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To: PurpleMan
Specious argument. Eating dinner with someone does not necessarily validate that person's actions or beliefs; being part of someone's swearing-in ceremony does exactly that. If an active member of the KKK wanted to Rick Warren to swear him in as a judge or politician, RW would decline. Rick Warren should have declined any part of Obama’s inauguration. (Am I comparing Obama to a member of the KKK...you betcha!)
40 posted on 12/17/2008 11:25:08 AM PST by utahagen
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To: jrooney
May he be shunned forever.

I sure hope I make it to the Pearly Gates when it is not on your shift.

41 posted on 12/17/2008 11:25:25 AM PST by newheart (Obama. We kind of underestimated the creepiness.)
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To: MrB

I think there will be a whole lot of people who will try to argue with Him on their judgement day. Christianity lite has really taken a foothold, with its emphasis on materialism and the here and now.


42 posted on 12/17/2008 11:25:32 AM PST by kenth (It's now spend and tax. How's that for change?)
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To: PurpleMan

How very liberal of you. Jesus did not befriend and embrace murderers or their eager accomplices. He did select a murderer’s son, Judas, but knew whom he served and what he would do. Warren is clueless and a sellout. Lending any ‘good name’ he may have built up to a defender of wickedness is hardly comparative to Jesus, but that was a nice try their, sycophant.


43 posted on 12/17/2008 11:25:33 AM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: PurpleMan

I’m leaning on your side, too. I don’t like Rick Warren and like him less and less as time goes on. However, Obama, as much as I don’t like the fact, will be our next president. I WANT God to bless our nation and we, as believers, are called to pray for our president. While I mistrust Warren, too, I do believe he’s a man of God and that we are called to not judge the heart of our fellow man. The presidential office is a public one. Let Warren pray for him and for our nation in this national event. It’s not about me and my feelings. It’s about God and His blessings. I want them.


44 posted on 12/17/2008 11:26:08 AM PST by twigs
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To: NormsRevenge

What??? Rick Warren should definitely recuse himself from this one...


45 posted on 12/17/2008 11:27:14 AM PST by nutmeg (No terrorist attacks on U.S. soil since 9/11/01. Thank you President Bush.)
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To: PurpleMan
So are you saying Warren will be persecuted, shunned by his closet friends, plus be crucified, die, and buried then rise from the dead three days later in order to start a new “religion”?

As far as how a Christan should act against another:

“If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.” — Jesus Christ

“But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one.

For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?

But those who are outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES.”-- The Word as inspired by Jesus Christ

Hence, Graham is using the whole Word and not cherry picking in order to fit in an become accepted in the “world”.

46 posted on 12/17/2008 11:27:37 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: stockpirate
What Obama has in mind is to use religious socialists to move his socialist agenda.

I do worry that you are right. However, it's important for me to do the right thing regardless of what Obama intends. We will have to deal with that as it arises.

47 posted on 12/17/2008 11:28:18 AM PST by twigs
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To: kenth

I heard the funniest thing out of a lib the other day (on Ingraham):

“The bible should be viewed as a living document that must be interpreted in the context of modern reality.”

Typical lib with no respect for the “wisdom of the ages” and thinking that their present knowledge and wisdom is better than God’s.


48 posted on 12/17/2008 11:28:21 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: jrooney

“May he be shunned forever”

How Amish of you.


49 posted on 12/17/2008 11:31:49 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: pallis
Pop star preachers love fame and the company of other pop stars more than they love Christ. Avoid them and their churches.

Right On!

50 posted on 12/17/2008 11:32:09 AM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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