Pastor Rick Warren says he cancelled a candidate forum with President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney due to lack of campaign civility. Don't believe it, writes RealClearReligion.org Editor Jeremy Lott, on Patheos.
Warren recently scrubbed the planned late August event at Saddleback Church in Southern California. It would have taken place four years after hosting the first such presidential campaign forum, between then-Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain. In an interview with the Orange County Register Warren cited as the reason for cancellation "uncivil discourse" between the Obama and Romney camps.