January 20th, 2009
11:57 AM ET
11 years ago

Schneider: Warren gives nod to dustup over his selection

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Obama team has acknowledged that inviting pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation was a "stumble.’"

They underestimated the anger people felt after the passage of Proposition 8 in California - a measure Warren supported. In an effort to be inclusive (toward evangelicals), they ended up excluding others. Warren just acknowledged the problem when he called for "civility in our attitudes, even when we differ."

Filed under: Bill Schneider
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. They are Republicants

    Rick Warren had no business at the inauguration. Any person who purposely campaigns against the rights of others has no right to act as a representative of God or our government. Obama will be a great President, but he made a huge blunder with this pick.

    January 20, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  2. Marshall

    People need to grow up and remember, you can't please everyone all the time.

    January 20, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |