Obama prays over phone with handful of pastors

Otis Moss Jr., Jim Wallis and others
President Obama, still without a church home, keeps in touch with as many as a half-dozen clergy for private prayer by telephone—all of them evangelicals.

Five of the men—three black and two white—were identified in a news story published March 15 by the New York Times.

California pastor Rick Warren, who prayed with Obama during the campaign and was chosen to open his inauguration with prayer, was not mentioned in the Times story. A Warren spokesperson told the Century March 24 that the two men “still connect.”

 

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