Here is your Religion News Roundup excerpt for today.
By David Gibson
c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission
Rick Warren is trying to reprise his faith forum from 2008, and his aiming to get Mitt Romney and Barack Obama at his Saddleback Church on Aug. 20 or thereabouts.
This could be an interesting challenge for both candidates, though maybe we are all Mormons now, and Mitt has nothing to worry about?
Romney got some advice from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council on who he should pick as his running mate. Hint: it has to be a “pro-life conservative,” like Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, or Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. No surprise there.
But how about the other name on Perkins’ list: Florida Rep. Allen West. He’s an African-American Republican, but might not be the lower-key type – like Tim Pawlenty or Rob Portman – that Mitt is reportedly looking for.
Sodom-on-Hudson strikes again? The New York Knicks send Jeremy Lin and his evangelical witness – and maybe the marketing juggernaut that was “Linsanity” – to the Houston Rockets.
How could they do that?! Well, have you followed the Knicks’ management for the past decade or so?
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