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‘Gay Bishop’ To Pray At Inaugural Event

From the New Hampshire Concord Monitor:

N.H. bishop invited to D.C. to give prayer

Robinson to speak at an inaugural event

January 12, 2009

New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, an outspoken, international gay rights leader, has been asked to give a prayer at one of President-elect Barack Obama’s first inauguration events at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C…

Robinson, an early Obama supporter, said last month the choice of Warren left him feeling as if he’d been slapped in the face. In a telephone interview this weekend, Robinson, of Weare, said he doesn’t believe Obama has included him in response to the Warren criticism. But he said his inclusion won’t go unnoticed by the gay and lesbian community.

"It’s important for any minority to see themselves represented in some way," Robinson said. "Whether it be a racial minority, an ethnic minority or, in our case, a sexual minority. Just seeing someone like you up front matters."

Robinson will share his invocation prayer Sunday afternoon on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during an inaugural kick-off event.

Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden will be there, and Obama is expected to speak, Robinson said. The event will be open to the public and run on HBO. Robinson doesn’t yet know what he’ll say, but he knows he won’t use a Bible

At home, Robinson was long known foremost as a gifted and devoted priest. He gained international attention after New Hampshire Episcopalians made him their bishop and, as a result, the worldwide church’s first openly gay bishop.

His election has divided the church here and abroad. Despite his insistence that he wants to be "the good bishop, not the gay bishop," Robinson has sought out a high-profile role as a gay rights activist while also leading his congregations here

Still, when Robinson got his invite from the inauguration committee two weeks ago, he said he didn’t connect it to his criticism of Warren. "I don’t think the campaign balanced this out," he said. "It wasn’t their thinking."

Instead, he was "honored, stunned and also very excited," he said. The committee has also invited Robinson and his partner, Mark Andrew, to participate in some other inauguration events, both private and public, he said. They leave for Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

Robinson said he’s particularly glad he will speak on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, his favorite of the Washington, D.C., memorials.

"What is particularly moving for me is that I’ll be standing on what I consider to be holy ground," he said. "It’s the site of the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, and I’ve always been moved by the Gettysburg Address. All of it will be pretty overwhelming."

He will spend the time until then drafting his prayer. He’d like it to be a surprise and reflective of the times, he said. "I think these are sober and difficult times that we are facing," Robinson said. "It won’t be a happy, clappy prayer." …

Obviously this Bishop has no problem bending the truth. For this is an obvious sop to Mr. Obama’s homosexual base.

Of course we all remember how Mr. Lincoln had a gay pastor speak at his first inaugural.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, January 12th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

20 Responses to “‘Gay Bishop’ To Pray At Inaugural Event”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Geez…… there anyone this O’bobo is missing? Is NAMBLA putting a float in the parade or are they holding out for the spot of hosting the Easter Egg Hunt? Get ready for WEIRDNESS to prevail……

  2. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    Could someone enlighten me? I fail to see how any Christian body can condone homosexual behavior. It clearly states many times in the bible that amongst the most wicked are the sexually immoral. You are choosing to blatantly go against something you claim to believe in. They, like most liberals, want it both ways…pun intended.

    • heykev says:

      The apostle Paul listed homosexuals among “the unrighteous” who would not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 6:9), and declared that God’s wrath stands against such behavior, whether practiced by men or women (Rom. 1:26–27). So we know he won’t be using Scripture as part of his prayer.

    • pinandpuller says:

      That’s kinda what Sam Kinison said too.

  3. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    He says he won’t use the bible, the Koran perhaps.

  4. JohnMG says:

    …..”feeling like he’d been slapped in the face”….

    With a dead possum, maybe. What shallow, vapid people!

    What I do find revealing is that even after winning the Whitehouse, Obama still feels like he has to kiss everyone’s collective ass.

  5. Kev says:

    Well Banned it is like this. Mr Robinson and former President Carter are of the opion that the Bible was written either by failible men, who did mean well but made mistakes, or as just stories to encourage us to good acts. These same people complain about the Catholic Priest and young boys but see nothing wrong with their own immorality (They see the sin of others but not their own). Honestly how can he stand against pre-marital sex, abortion, divorce or .. oh yeah, He doesn’t does he.
    Why use the Bible, He doesn’t believe it anyway.

  6. Reality Bytes says:

    “feeling like he’d been slapped in the face.”

    “It’s all about Me! Me! Me! Me!”

    Get over it Eugene. Nice hat by the way.

  7. Enthalpy says:

    Since Gene’s partner was invited to the inaugural, I was wondering if his ex-wife and children were also invited. I wish no harm to come to Gene and his partner; I simply wish that he had chosen something other than the Episcopal Church and conventional marriage as vessels proclaiming his world-view.

  8. Phil Byler says:

    Rick Warren should cancel. A real Christian cannot share a podium with “Bishop” Robinson.

    The politically incorrect truth is that the Bible condemns homosexuality in no uncertain terms. Leviticus groups homosexuality with bestiality and incest, warranting death. Paul’s letter to the Romans (chapter 1) denounces homosexuality, treating it as the product of perverse sin and corruption.

    • Steve says:

      “Rick Warren should cancel. A real Christian cannot share a podium with “Bishop” Robinson.”

      Technically, they are appearing in different venues.

      But your larger point still stands.

    • pinandpuller says:

      That is one big tent. How many rings does it contain?

  9. TickTock says:

    Wretched mockery.

    This, I’m afraid, is only a glimpse of the future. There are many more where this one came from. They practice a ‘form of Godliness’. They are deceivers seeking to drive a wedge between man and God.

    Unfortunately, an awful lot of people believe in the snake-oil this old con is selling.

    Of course he won’t bring a Bible… this is political-social theater. Think of it as a Greek Tragedy.

    More telling is what this says about Obama’s heart… He has legitimized Abomination in the eyes of the world for the sake of “political correctness”.

    As for Rick Warren, I’m relieved that he will be involved in the inauguration. He knows what the score is and how this game ends. I’m looking forward to hearing him.

  10. Icarus says:


    Wonderful Pic!

    This must be the Christmas portrait that went out to family and friends this “holiday” season.

  11. Icarus says:

    Who’s the noble Hero about to fall?

    Just wondering!

  12. Barbie says:

    Eugene – Halloween’s over..

  13. pdsand says:

    “left him feeling as if he’d been slapped in the face”
    With what? Oh I won’t go there.

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