Warren Defends Inaugural Invitation

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Pastor Rick Warren is defending his invitation to pray at President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration in January.

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Warren addressed the controversy this weekend when he spoke at a Muslim public affairs convention.

"Three years ago I took enormous heat for inviting Barack Obama to my church because some of his views don't agree (with mine)," he said. "Now he's invited me."

Warren also said he loves everybody. He said he loves Muslims and "I happen to love Democrats and Republicans and for the media's purposes, I happen to love gays and straights."

Warren has says "you don't have to see eye to eye to walk hand in hand."

Many homosexuals were upset with Obama's choice because Warren opposes gay marriage. And many evangelicals are upset with Warren for agreeing to participate in the inauguration.

Warren says he knew he was having a bad day recently when he heard someone on talk radio screaming "that he wants rick warren dead."

Source: The Associated Press

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