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Bishop Gene Robinson gets inaugural role
Boston.com ^ | 12 January 2009 | Michael Paulson

Posted on 01/12/2009 7:44:55 AM PST by Fractal Trader

Bishop V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, the only openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, has been asked to give the invocation at the first official inaugural activity, a welcome event with the president-elect on Sunday afternoon on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Robinson had been critical of president-elect Barack Obama for asking Rick Warren, the evangelical pastor who encouraged voters to overturn same-sex marriage in California, to deliver the invocation at the inauguration.

Episcopal Cafe has an e-mail from Robinson:

"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 [SNIP] 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."

The Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights organization, praised the choice:

“Bishop Robinson models what prayer should be—spiritual reflection put into action for justice,” [SNIP] “It is encouraging that the president-elect has chosen this spiritual hero for all Americans to lead the nation in prayer at the Lincoln Memorial inaugural concert.”

Although there has been some debate about whether Warren should use the name of Jesus in his inauguration day prayer, Robinson made it clear, in an interview with the Concord Monitor, that he will offer a non-sectarian prayer at the Sunday event. He said he will not use the Bible as his text, saying:

"While that is a holy and sacred text to me, it is not for many Americans," Robinson said. "I will be careful not to be especially Christian in my prayer. This is a prayer for the whole nation."

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He said he will not use the Bible as his text, saying:

"While that is a holy and sacred text to me, it is not for many Americans," Robinson said. "I will be careful not to be especially Christian in my prayer. This is a prayer for the whole nation."

Truly a man fit for the task.

1 posted on 01/12/2009 7:44:55 AM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: Fractal Trader

A man?


2 posted on 01/12/2009 7:47:06 AM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Fractal Trader

We must appease those who pervert, right?


3 posted on 01/12/2009 7:49:32 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: sionnsar

Anglican ping


4 posted on 01/12/2009 7:51:48 AM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: Fractal Trader

It doesn’t matter to me. I won’t be listening, watching or in any way participating in the “festivities”. Perversion and apostacy is clearly OK with this incoming administration.


5 posted on 01/12/2009 7:53:04 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: dfwgator

I heard he changed his name to “Vicki”.


6 posted on 01/12/2009 7:56:05 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (I would compare Harry Reid to a horse's rear, only I don't want to insult horses.)
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To: Fractal Trader

I think he was misquoted here. He is part of the “hole nation”.

Never play chess with an Episcopalian - they can’t tell a bishop from a queen.


7 posted on 01/12/2009 7:56:14 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Fractal Trader


Isn't that special ... ?
9 posted on 01/12/2009 7:59:23 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Fractal Trader

Not smart. Instead of being seen as inclusive, he’s going to wind up offending everybody.


10 posted on 01/12/2009 7:59:34 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Fractal Trader
“This is a prayer for the WHOLE nation..”

But...”my great honor to be there representing ....all of us in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.”

A contradiction: “The whole nation” = 100%; The queer crowd = 2% of “the nation”.

11 posted on 01/12/2009 7:59:57 AM PST by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: Fractal Trader
It is encouraging that the president-elect has chosen this spiritual hero for all Americans

Hell and Death, this is bad.

12 posted on 01/12/2009 8:03:15 AM PST by agere_contra (So ... where's the birth certificate?)
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To: agere_contra
Wickedness, perversion sponsored by the "president" of the United States; Obamessiah demonstrates his true "spiritual" colors.

America has turned her back on Christ and God is turning His back on us.

13 posted on 01/12/2009 8:12:18 AM PST by Jmouse007 (tot)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; xzins; enat
His birth name, the one given to him by his parents was "Vicki Gene Robinson".

I once met a man named "Precious".

14 posted on 01/12/2009 8:18:10 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’ve met “Bishop” Robinson a couple of times, years ago. Apparently, when he was born, he wasn’t expected to survive more than a few hours... His parents had only decided on a name for a girl... “Vicki Imogene”! That’s where he gets “Gene Robinson”. He used to be a guest minister in St. Barths, at the Anglican Church in Gustavia. When the Bishop of Antigua found out that he was on the island with his “friend” Mark, he was told never to return!

Someone else posted something funny...”Never play chess with an Episcopalian... the can’t tell a Bishop from a Queen!”

So true...

LC


15 posted on 01/12/2009 8:18:19 AM PST by LoneConservative (PEACE... Through SUPERIOR FIREPOWER!!!)
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To: Cheddar Cat
I thought the exact same thing.

It is incredible to me that Bishop Gene identifies more with his "GLBT" base than with Jesus!

16 posted on 01/12/2009 8:24:27 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Fractal Trader
I will be careful not to be especially Christian in my prayer.

No danger of that since he isn't one anyway!

17 posted on 01/12/2009 8:27:33 AM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: Fractal Trader
2004 Interview: Obama Talks about Jesus, Heaven and Sin

GG: What is sin?

OBAMA: Being out of alignment with my values.


18 posted on 01/12/2009 8:29:44 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: Jmouse007
and God is turning His back on us

No, but I think He weeps...

19 posted on 01/12/2009 8:30:08 AM PST by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior force is the ONLY cure)
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To: Fractal Trader
Robinson: I will be careful not to be especially Christian in my prayer

Paul the Apostle (Romans 1:16): For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation

Luke the Apostle (Luke 9:26): If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.

20 posted on 01/12/2009 8:35:12 AM PST by hellbender
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To: LiteKeeper

He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Proverbs 28:9


21 posted on 01/12/2009 8:36:13 AM PST by Augustinian monk ("Can't we try bombing them with kindness?")
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To: hellbender
They push a false faith, they are decidedly of an anti-Christ. They deny Jesus and celebrate sin.

2004 Interview: Obama Talks about Jesus, Heaven and Sin

“OBAMA: Right. Jesus is a historical figure for me, and he’s also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher. And he’s also a wonderful teacher. I think it’s important for all of us, of whatever faith, to have teachers in the flesh and also teachers in history.”

Obama: “There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they're going to hell.”

GG: You don’t believe that?

OBAMA: I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell. I can’t imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity. That’s just not part of my religious makeup.


22 posted on 01/12/2009 8:40:32 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: Fractal Trader

So is Rick Warren out? Is he trying to find room under the bus?


23 posted on 01/12/2009 8:57:06 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: sionnsar; Huber; PAR35

This is sick.


24 posted on 01/12/2009 8:59:19 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Liberty Valance
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Yeah, "special," and perverted...

25 posted on 01/12/2009 9:06:47 AM PST by vox_freedom ("If God be for us, who is against us?" -- Romans 8:31)
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To: Fractal Trader
If a heterosexual father of two young daughters left his wife for a newer, younger sex partner, and proundly boasted about that decision, I doubt there would be much support for promoting the adulterer to the position of Bishop. However, since Robinson left his wife for another man, the Episcopal leadership decided that his promotion would represent "diversity".

It's a shame the church didn't consider following Jesus to be as relevant as political correctness in choosing a leader: In a well known passage from Matthew 19, Jesus said, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery." While Robinson didn't quite marry another woman, I think Jesus's stance on the issue can be inferred from these words.

26 posted on 01/12/2009 9:08:56 AM PST by MathDoc (Don't blame me, I voted for Governor Palin and the wrinkly white-haired guy)
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To: rabscuttle385; Huber

Not pinging because of the photo following.


27 posted on 01/12/2009 9:22:49 AM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: hellbender
Luke the Apostle...

Luke was an Evangelist, not an Apostle.

28 posted on 01/12/2009 9:24:57 AM PST by pgyanke (You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
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To: Fractal Trader

“Robinson said last month the choice of Warren was like a slap in the face. In an interview with the Concord Monitor, he said he doesn’t believe Obama invited him in response to the Warren criticism but said his inclusion won’t go unnoticed by the gay and lesbian community.”

His comments speak volumes to me for where his heart and faith really are and they obviously aren’t in GOD! For him as a bishop to push his gay agenda is just sickening to me. I just don’t get why we are supposed to be so accepting of their beliefs but they aren’t of ours...and loudly and repeatedly say so at every opportunity.

They keep pushing for equality at the expense of everyone else’s. His comments only inflame the situation even more and he can’t even see that. They want to voice their gayness loudly and openly while we are supposed to keep our opinion to ourselves.

If he isn’t going to say a Christian prayer, then what’s the point?


29 posted on 01/12/2009 9:42:59 AM PST by IaMoDiNaRy (“I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much.” - M)
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.

His denomination does 'clown mass'.

30 posted on 01/12/2009 9:52:21 AM PST by polymuser (Bye, bye Miss American Pie.)
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To: polymuser

Is Bozo breaking the pizza?

31 posted on 01/12/2009 10:08:19 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: polymuser

Is this true? Clown mass? Seriously?


32 posted on 01/12/2009 10:49:44 AM PST by AmericanGirlRising (Buying carbon credits will not get me into Heaven. I am second - http://iamsecond.com/#/home/)
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To: Fractal Trader

As pagan socialist pacifism gains power in the USA, this Gene gay, err, gay Gene or whatever, is perfect for the new USA.


33 posted on 01/12/2009 12:13:42 PM PST by phillyfanatic ( iT)
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To: Fractal Trader

I hope Obama doesn’t have any Catholic prelates waiting in the wings to anoint him, but I would not put it past him . . . or past some of them, for that matter.


34 posted on 01/12/2009 12:19:04 PM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Liberty Valance

Stole MY line :-)


35 posted on 01/12/2009 12:35:39 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us)
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To: Fractal Trader; Salvation; TAdams8591; Miss Didi; redgirlinabluestate
Robinson said he doesn't yet know what he'll say, but he knows he won't use a Bible.

"While that is a holy and sacred text to me, it is not for many Americans," Robinson said. "I will be careful not to be especially Christian in my prayer. This is a prayer for the whole nation."

A so-called bishop who never heard of the First Commandment, and who denies that Christ is the Savior. He is just perfect for the installation of a muslim as POTUS.

36 posted on 01/12/2009 12:40:21 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us)
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To: Jmouse007
America has turned her back on Christ and God is turning His back on us.

I'm afraid you are correct.

37 posted on 01/12/2009 1:09:24 PM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: AmericanGirlRising

Is this true? Clown mass? Seriously?

http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/resources/article.php?id=538


38 posted on 01/12/2009 1:42:44 PM PST by polymuser (Bye, bye Miss American Pie.)
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To: polymuser

That is by far the most disturbing piece of society I’ve ever witnessed.

Simply amazing. I’m speechless.


39 posted on 01/12/2009 2:05:29 PM PST by AmericanGirlRising (Buying carbon credits will not get me into Heaven. I am second - http://iamsecond.com/#/home/)
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To: Jmouse007

There you have it. While there are so many different prophecies for the upcoming years,from different people,our behavior as a nation is the real indication of why things are bad and are going to get worse. The words of Jesus about lukewarm,I will vomit you out,says a lot sbout Obama.


40 posted on 01/12/2009 2:26:29 PM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: Fractal Trader

The gay bishop is Christian. Hard to believe. Maybe he is going to talk about new age religious beliefs.


41 posted on 01/12/2009 3:54:48 PM PST by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I heard he changed his name to “Vicki”.

Nope. That's the one his mother gave him.

42 posted on 01/12/2009 5:55:58 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Fractal Trader

I will be careful not to be especially Christian in my prayer.


Shouldn’t be much of a stretch for him.


43 posted on 01/12/2009 10:10:52 PM PST by kenth (Uhhhh)
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To: LauraJean
The gay bishop is Christian.

No, he's apostate.

44 posted on 01/13/2009 8:08:08 AM PST by polymuser (Bye, bye Miss American Pie.)
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