Rick Warren Faith Forum LiveThread
by Todd Beeton, Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 03:55:30 PM EDT
Pastor Rick Warren of SoCal's Saddleback mega-church will be interviewing Barack Obama and John McCain separately each for 1 hour beginning at 8pm EDT. The media is playing up the "Obama and McCain on the same stage!" thing but all they'll be doing, as I understand it, is shaking hands at the halfway mark.
This is not Obama's first appearance at Saddleback. Back in December 2006, he appeared with Sam Brownback at a World AIDS Day summit that Warren held there. Barack was welcomed warmly and Salon recalls this sharp exchange with Brownback:
Figuring their joint appearance at an Orange County evangelical church finally put the shoe on the other foot, Brownback turned to Obama and said, "Welcome to my house." The audience of evangelicals howled with laughter. But when Obama had the chance to speak a few minutes later, he returned to what Brownback had said: "There is one thing I've got to say, Sam: This is my house, too. This is God's house."
It looks like CNN is airing the forum live. I'll have to watch it recorded a bit later but consider this a Saddleback church forum live thread.