Rick Warren cancels presidential forum; mixed explanations as to why
August 23rd, 2012
07:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Rick Warren cancels presidential forum; mixed explanations as to why

(CNN) - High-profile pastor Rick Warren has called off plans for a presidential forum that he said was scheduled to include both major party candidates, but there are conflicting accounts about why the event was canceled.

Warren told the Orange County Register that he was nixing his "civil forum" because of the toxic political climate.

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  1. GI Joe

    Good idea.

    August 23, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  2. Slightly Left of Center

    If he wants to start playing in politics, it's time to lose the tax exempt status.

    August 23, 2012 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  3. The GOP Voucher Plan will contain a "Legalize Uthanasia" clause and a free gun for suicide

    The old people will need it when their health care runs out.

    August 23, 2012 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  4. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Methinks it's because Warren and his ilk do not think Mormonism is a form of Christianity. Yep.

    August 23, 2012 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  5. gord

    the mormon factor

    August 23, 2012 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  6. keltic1

    Who accepted the invitaion & when?
    I heard there was no commitment.

    August 23, 2012 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  7. Pete

    He's smart not getting involved because of the church and state issue,he doesn't want to lose his tax exempt status does he...And this election is more poisonist than he can handle,wait till after the debates and see if the Mormon leper has it in him to answer questions honestly,so far he hasn't ,neither has Ryan...

    August 23, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  8. opinion8it

    An evangelical christian; a Momon and a Catholic getting together to discuss religion..... bad idea

    August 23, 2012 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  9. NotFooledByDistractions

    No loss. I'm glad that warren, a bloviating phony won't be given a platform this time around.

    August 24, 2012 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  10. Gurgyl

    Wired looking guy.

    August 24, 2012 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    "High-profile pastor Rick Warren has called off plans for a presidential forum that he said was scheduled to include both major party candidates"

    Whatever are the "pimping Jesus for votes" crowd going to do now? You want to panhandle away your soul to the highest bidder, do it in your Churches; don't, however, keep trying to drag me and mine (and the Lord) into your warped idea of a Christian "love" filled with nothing but hate, anger, condemnation, and political power.

    August 24, 2012 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  12. gt

    sad..rick did a great job last election....cant we just get along....nope....

    August 24, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |