Posts Tagged ‘Rick Warren’

Credit when credit is due

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

awardOver the last 8 years President Bush has continually done what he, his administration and a good portion of the American people felt was necessary for the safety, security and betterment of our nation and our world.   The press has certainly done a poor job reporting his accomplishments in their proper perspective and so I’m pretty ecstatic to hear that he will receive a little credit where credit is due.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2008 – President George W. Bush will be presented with the “International Medal of PEACE” by Dr. Rick Warren on behalf of the Global PEACE Coalition during the Saddleback Civil Forum on Global Health, to be held at the Newseum in Washington, on the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, Dec. 1. This award is in recognition of the President’s tireless efforts and unprecedented contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS and other diseases.

Rick Warren is also quoted in the press release as saying “No world leader has done more for global health than President Bush”  The rest of the press release can be found at PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH TO RECEIVE ‘INTERNATIONAL MEDAL OF PEACE’

Civil Forum on National Leadership

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

civil forumRick Warren, the purpose driven guy, is putting on what he refers to as a Civil Forum on National Leadership. It will be held at Saddleback Church

on Saturday August 16. The forum, not a debate, features just 3 men: Rick Warren, Barack Obama and John McCain. Rick Warren, pastor and moderator of the forum described the event.

“We’re honored that the candidates chose The Saddleback Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion for their first joint appearance, an unprecedented opportunity for America to hear both men back-to-back on the same platform,” Warren said. “This is a critical time for our nation and the American people deserve to hear both candidates speak from the heart – without interruption – in a civil and thoughtful format absent the partisan ‘gotcha’ questions that typically produce heat instead of light.

I’d like to think that Pastor Warren will put the presumptive Barack Obama on the spot regarding his moral views, but I’m expecting more of a well scripted, no surprise kind of forum. Even so, I’d like to see it and since I don’t have box seats, I’m glad that I’ll be able to watch the whole thing live online. Here’s the link to the Saddleback Civil Forum.