Rick Warren's Inaugural Participation Stirs Heated Debate

Rick Warren

The Rev. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Calif., speaks in New York at the Clinton Global Initiative in September. Getty Images hide caption

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President-elect Barack Obama has invited the Rev. Rick Warren to offer the opening prayer at his inauguration. The selection has infuriated pro-choice and gay marriage supporters. Others applaud Obama's outreach to the evangelical community.

Harry Knox, of the Human Rights Campaign, the Rev. Harry Jackson, Jr., a conservative, and the Rev. Yvette Flunder, who is openly gay, debate Warren's participation.

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