Rick Warren responds to the concern that the August 16 Presidential Forum, a joint appearance with Senators Barack Obama and John McCain to be hosted at Saddleback Church, is co-sponsored by the social justice group Faith in Public Life, whose board president is Meg Riley, a Unitarian Universalist minister who previously ran the denomination’s homosexual advocacy office.
Warren says he is not troubled that a left-wing advocacy group will be co-sponsoring the forum at his California church. “Really we just are…co-hosting [the event],” says the pastor. “[T]hey came up with the original idea, but…actually we’re in total control of the format, the program, the questions. It’s at our church; and so it’s not their event, it’s our event.”