'Civility' forum canceled
Pastor nixes event over personal attacks
- Duration 4:12
- Date Aug 26, 2012
Pastor nixes event over personal attacks
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-- a good question for your Sunday morning is the political climate just too toxic a presidential forum planned by high profile pastor Rick Warren.
Has now been canceled he says quote it would be hypocritical to prevent civility.
For 1 evening only half to have the name calling return the next day.
But enemy now is Fox News and it.
Your Father Jonathan Morris and his thoughts good father John and then Chris thought -- say full disclosure that I'm a friend of pastor Rick Warren is a very good -- I think.
And -- I think it's great that he's come out and said very clearly that this is not our.
About -- it's very easy imagine pastor holding a presidential forum but that's a big high profile -- and he's had actually actually.
It's not about news it's about bringing together these candidates she says he did with with John McCain and and president -- -- -- big news there but he's saying.
That was all about civility is about dial logging about important values and issues and if they're going at each other so hard.
I he didn't say who was that was doing that necessarily but it is such negative campaigning to come together pretend like they're being civil -- the go back the next day.
-- beat each other up that badly.
And he -- he wasn't -- but there's another part to this story the campaigns are saying that they both campaigns saying that they never officially RS VP.
As a yes to participate in this form.
So some people are saying that he had no other choice other than to cancel -- speak personally I'm disappointed they're not gonna do it I mean I remembered that the the McCain and Obama won from four years ago like it was yesterday and I -- a lot of people wanted to hear them talk about -- -- you know she was able to get.
Them to talk about things in and hope in an open way that.
The kind of debates were not able to remember that great moment in which McCain was asked about.
A great moment my opinion because it was transparent.
Was asked about when does life begin and he said cook -- at conception and President Obama said well I can't say when human life begins because that that's above my pay grade right.
Where scientists are pretty clear about about that.
So I'm I'm disappointed as well.
Let's talk about another.
Somewhat controversial issue regarding Timothy cardinal Dolan who of course is here in New York City you also.
Know him well -- he's going to be giving a benediction at the Republican National Convention.
And he was hoping he would also be invited to the Democratic National Convention but what's happened well it's not that she was looking for invitations to go -- he's pretty busy but when the Republican National Convention.
He said -- I'm a -- I'm -- pastor Simmons asked me to pray.
That's good for the country I'm an adult but it wasn't because he was a Republican National Convention.
He was hoping at the same time that the Republicans would invite him he's certainly want to express is openness for the Democratic National Convention.
And the reason why he accepted from what I can gather from what he said publicly from.
It is that.
He sees that religion and faith.
Should very much be part of our public forum and society and we get rid of that.
When we say we're gonna do something as important is elected president but president but we're not going to -- -- that's a very negative thing of course just to be careful getting.
You know come into religion and religion into politics in a way that they're not and dealing with that with their response specific areas of contrasts.
But yes faith should be very much part of our society and that's what he's going right I -- -- read the statement from Timothy cardinal Dolan he said -- you want to make sure.
They knew that this is not a partisan act on his part and that he would be just as happy and grateful to accept an invitation from the Democrats as he would to have received one from.
The Republicans and -- comes from his spokesperson essentially exactly what you just saw it memorabilia dram.
I mean he was he was able to go.
Worked with presidents both Republican and and Democrats and really bring god into the conversation values and the -- conversation.
Colonel Timothy Dolan right now is very much becoming that type of spokesman.
National spokesman for faith and four and forgot.
A lot of people are upset that they won't be able to see the candidates talk as openly about their faith.
A Father Jonathan Morris have a great Sunday thanks to the united planet that's -- -- about coming into work today -- -- scary to see you think that in our.