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Rick Warren Responds to Media Firestorm

As you probably heard, Rick Warren was asked to deliver the invocation at the presidential inauguration next month. After that announcement, the media kicked in to full fury surrounding that decision.

Rick Warren just recorded this video response to explain to his congregation some of the recent firestorm surrounding his decision to accept Barack Obama's invitation. He covers three main areas:

1) Rick re-states his long-held view on the Biblical definition of marriage.

2) Secondly, he discusses civil rights and why he believes no American should be discriminated against.

3) Rick discusses why he accepted the invitation to the inaugration. He also talks about how he will respond to the many attacks and accusations appearing in the news, and why it is vitally important to return love for hate.

I love Rick's heart, his backbone, his integrity and his leadership. Do you agree? What do you think about Rick's decision to speak at the inauguration?