Monday, January 12, 2009

Obama redeems himself, asks Bishop Gene Robinson to give inaugural concert invocation

Rick the Warmonger is still a warmonger and a homophobe, but the President-elect of the US has asked Bishop Gene Robinson, the infamous gay bishop of New Hampshire, to give the invocation at the inauguration. Gene sent this email to the Episcopal Cafe:

We received this email from Bishop Robinson this morning:

I am writing to tell you that President-Elect Obama and the Inaugural Committee have invited me to give the invocation at the opening event of the Inaugural Week activities, “We are One,” to be held at the Lincoln Memorial, Sunday, January 18, at 2:00 pm. It will be an enormous honor to offer prayers for the country and the new president, standing on the holy ground where the “I have a dream speech” was delivered by Dr. King, surrounded by the inspiring and reconciling words of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. It is also an indication of the new president’s commitment to being the President of ALL the people. I am humbled and overjoyed at this invitation, and it will be my great honor to be there representing the Episcopal Church, the people of New Hampshire, and all of us in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.


Having listened to two of his sermons, Gene's Christianity could be classed as progressive.

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