January 10, 2013

The President's Evangelical Bridge to Nowhere

Paul Raushenbush, Huffington Post

Four years ago, President Obama picked Pastor Rick Warren to offer the invocation at his presidential inauguration. Warren was at the apex of his influence in 2009, having hosted then-candidates Barack Obama and John McCain for a conversation dubbed The Saddleback Civil Forum on Presidency.

After Obama won the presidency he held out an olive branch to the group that had most opposed his candidacy, white evangelicals, by asking their most visible leader to offer the most important prayer in the nation.

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