This story from yesterday’s Washington Post was the bubbling up of a lot of criticism that has been leveled against Saddleback mega-church Pastor Rick Warren for inviting Barack Obama to speak at his church about the AIDS issue.
Today, Hugh Hewitt comes to Warren’s defense:
Rick’s a friend, so you can discount this if you’d like, but it seems to me that setting aside political differences –even on crucial issues like protecting the unborn– is certainly appropriate when the focus is on the prevention of a deadly disease and relief for a epidemic devastated continent.
Warren has done far, far more for the lost and the least than 99.9% of Americans, and extending an opportunity for Senator Obama to speak at a conference on AIDs is not a mistake to corrected but instead an example to be followed.
UPDATE: Some good thoughts here.