Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church and best selling author Rick Warren is scheduled to host another Presidential forum with the USA’s Democratic Presidential Canditate Barack Obama, and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The forum is scheduled for the week of August 20 – 24, though plans are not finalized yet.
According to Pastor Warren, the purpose of the upcoming forum is “to promote social civility so that people with major disagreements [can] talk without beating up each other up.”
You will recall that his 2008 forum with Obama and John McCain was well regarded for its civility, where he interviewed each candidate separately while the other candidate was off-stage and unable to hear the questions. This year’s forum looks to have the same format.
The Presidential forum aims offer insight into the candidates’ character and issue positions. In 2008, Warren asked both candidates about their Christian faith and what it meant to them.
Obama said, “Jesus Christ died for my sins, and … I am redeemed through Him”
McCain said his Christian faith means that he is “saved and forgiven”, recounting a story of when he was a prisoner in Vietnam and realized that one of his guards was a fellow Christian.
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