The Faith Vote

This article about the Rick Warren (Saddleback Church) candidate civil forum titled Obama, McCain aim for faith vote at forum caught my attention this morning because it used the term "faith vote".. really is there such a thing? Here are a few excerpts from the article that I found interesting:
U.S. presidential rivals Barack Obama and John McCain target religious voters on Saturday when as guests of one of America's foremost evangelists they discuss faith in public life, AIDS, the environment and other issues.
The candidates won't debate each other at the Civil Forum which will be moderated by mega-pastor Rick Warren at his Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. He will interview each in turn, although they are expected to share the stage together briefly.
"For Obama it is significant that he will be participating as an equal on the same stage as McCain in an evangelical church. This signals the shift in the evangelical political landscape since 2004," said David Gushee, a professor of Christian ethics at Mercer University in Atlanta.
I am interested in viewing this forum but have plans for Saturday evening.. maybe it will be available later. If you are available you can watch it here. Please let me know if you do.


  1. Hey Bob!

    As you know, Saddleback is right down the street from me. I would love to attend but its not open to the public, only church members and even that would be hard (either winning ticket or paying big bucks for one). Our local papers are reporting about all the protests that are planned for outside the church. I HAVE to drive past there that day to get on the toll road and am not looking forward to the traffic. Its going to be rebroadcast on CNN that night.

  2. Thanks Barbara.. I set my cable box to DVR it!!


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