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By Paul Proctor
January 2, 2009

American Family Association’s news editor, Ed Vitagliano, ended 2008 with a curious column at their affiliated website titled, Praying for the new president, where he chastised’s founder and editor Joseph Farah for taking Pastor Rick Warren to task for accepting President-elect Barack Obama’s invitation to lead the invocation at his upcoming inauguration.

In Farah’s open letter to Rick Warren, published at WND, he wrote: "I'm sure you would not want to invoke God's blessing on the inauguration of a figure like Adolf Hitler, whose rise to power brought the destruction of millions of lives.”

Calling it a “non sequitur,” Vitagliano countered Farah in his article, saying: “Just because one prays for Adolph Hitler does not mean the prayer is meant to ‘invoke God's blessing.’ One could, conceivably, pray for Hitler's conversion, or for God to prevent the man from carrying out his wicked plans.”

Yeah, but at a Nazi Party rally?

Sure, if they wanted to incite a riot.

Unless Vitagliano is expecting Pastor Warren to publicly pray for Obama’s conversion at the inauguration, or that God would thwart his “wicked plans,” Ed’s argument is the one containing a non sequitur.

Come on – we’re talking about Huggy Bear Rick in Washington D.C – not Jonah at Nineveh.

He’s the life of the party – not the party pooper!

In spite of this growing Obama/Warren controversy, the fact is, the Purpose Driven Pastor is a perfect match for the Obama administration, because Warren was actually quoted in an earlier article telling a group of Muslims in California: "You don't have to see eye to eye to walk hand in hand."

Well, isn’t that what the Obama administration claims to be all about?

But, like a lot of Warren’s other infamous clichés, that isn’t what the Bible teaches.

In fact, in Rick’s preferred bible translation, The Message, Amos 3:3 says: “Do two people walk hand in hand if they aren't going to the same place?”

So, are Warren and Obama going to the same place, Ed – the liberal land of tolerance, diversity and unity?

It sure looks that way.

What about AFA?

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” – Ephesians 5:11

Related articles:

1. An open letter to Rick Warren
2. Praying for the new president
3. Rick Warren talks to Muslim group about tolerance

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Paul Proctor, a rural resident of the Volunteer state and seasoned veteran of the country music industry, retired from showbiz in the late 1990's to dedicate himself to addressing important social issues from a distinctly biblical perspective. As a freelance writer and regular columnist for, he extols the wisdom and truths of scripture through commentary and insight on cultural trends and current events. His articles appear regularly on a variety of news and opinion sites across the internet and in print.

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In spite of this growing Obama/Warren controversy, the fact is, the Purpose Driven Pastor is a perfect match for the Obama administration...