Here are some quotes:
"This is a critical time for our nation, and the American people deserve to hear both candidates speak from the heart – without interruption – in a civil and thoughtful format absent the partisan 'gotcha' questions that typically produce heat instead of light," Warren said on announcing the event, called a Saddleback Civil Forum.
His questions will focus on how the candidates lead and make decisions and will cover five topics: leadership, stewardship, worldview, compassion issues, and their vision for America.
"This can be important as a model for a religious leader who is bipartisan in reaching out to find out about candidates," says C. Welton Gaddy, head of the Interfaith Alliance, in Washington, which has criticized some uses of religion in the campaign. "He's putting himself on center stage at a critical moment, with a tremendous amount of responsibility riding on his shoulders."I am impressed with this approach. Giving each candidate a chance to speak, and allowing them the time to express themselves. Do I believe they will be completely honest? They are, of course, still politicians speaking during a campaign...so no, not completely. But I do admire the attempt to get civil discourse from both political parties represented in the church.
What do you think?