Rick Warren Cancels Obama-Romney Civil Forum at Saddleback Due to Lack of Civility
Or, at least not this election cycle as Saddleback Church's Purpose-Driven pastor cancelled a follow-up to the 2008 Barack Obama-John McCain Civil Forum because the campaigns of The Chosen One and The Stiffly One are being, well, uncivil.
|Photo by Jack Barry/PICS Saddleback Church|
|Saddleback Church in August 2008, a more civil time.|
Heading into the November, "I've never seen more irresponsible personal attacks, mean-spirited slander, and flat-out dishonest attack ads, and I don't expect that tone to change before the election," Warren adds. "It would be hypocritical to pretend civility for one evening only to have the name-calling return the next day."
And that's a shame, according to the Lake Forest mega-church leader, because "the TV networks were eager to cover it again since it garnered one of the largest viewing audiences of that election."
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Warren claims the campaigns of the president and Mitt Romney "were both favorable to participating."
At least they could agree on that.
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