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Homosexual New Hampshire Bishop Asked to Pray at Inaugural Event
CNSNews.com ^ | January 12, 2009 | NA

Posted on 01/12/2009 12:43:09 PM PST by neverdem

Associated Press

Concord, N.H. (AP) - The first openly gay Episcopal bishop will offer a prayer at the Lincoln Memorial at an inaugural event for President-elect Barack Obama.

The selection of New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson for Sunday's event follows weeks of criticism from gay-rights groups over Obama's decision to have the Rev. Rick Warren give the invocation at his Jan. 20 inauguration.

Warren backed the ban on same-sex marriage that passed in his home state of California on the November ballot.

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.

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

Clark Stevens, a spokesman for the inaugural committee, said Robinson was invited because he had offered his advice to Obama during the campaign and because of his church work. When asked whether Robinson was included to calm the Warren complaints, he said Robinson is "an important figure in the religious community. We are excited that he will be involved."

Robinson, 61, said both Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden will attend the event, and Obama is expected to speak. As for himself, 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...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: bhoinauguration; celebratesin; culturewar; ecusa; homosexualagenda; homosexualbishop; religiousleft; sodomite

1 posted on 01/12/2009 12:43:09 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

2004 Interview: Obama Talks about Jesus, Heaven and Sin
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2111204/posts

GG: What is sin?
OBAMA: Being out of alignment with my values.


2 posted on 01/12/2009 12:45:44 PM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: neverdem

And tell me why God would do any of the things Robinson will pray for, just because Robinson prayed for them?


3 posted on 01/12/2009 12:47:10 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: neverdem

His entire Presidency will be decided on which way the wind blows in public opinion.

He’s not a leader at all I think. He’s an appeasing, feel-good-mongering whore is all he will be to get a second term.


4 posted on 01/12/2009 12:48:17 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: neverdem

Pray to meet Barney Frank in a hot tub?


5 posted on 01/12/2009 12:51:06 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: neverdem
He will pray he doesn't end up in an emergency room with a zucchini lodged in his back side.
6 posted on 01/12/2009 12:53:03 PM PST by Walmartian
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To: Oldpuppymax

It will no doubt be a good place to troll for a hookup or two for certain types.

Barney The Dribbler will be there for back up.


7 posted on 01/12/2009 12:53:34 PM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself)
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To: neverdem

8 posted on 01/12/2009 12:57:34 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: neverdem

Just FYI, 4-5 articles posted already on this....


9 posted on 01/12/2009 12:58:18 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us)
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To: neverdem

Was there any doubt Hussien Obama’s hard core leftwing views would translate into action?


10 posted on 01/12/2009 1:03:24 PM PST by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: Abathar
I agree. Gene Robinson is a clown of the first rank and it is stunning that Obama would single him out for attention, given that there are many other openly homosexual Protestant clergymen whom Obama could have chosen. ALL that matters to Obama is brand-name recognition.
11 posted on 01/12/2009 1:06:06 PM PST by utahagen
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To: neverdem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbqv3MwwVd8


12 posted on 01/12/2009 1:09:04 PM PST by Mojave (http://barackobamajokes.googlepages.com/obama_funny)
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To: Abathar

Obama is trying to be politically correct...he’s not a leader at all..another cave in..a pansy!!!!!


13 posted on 01/12/2009 1:09:45 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: neverdem

Where does this leave the loving pederastic community? I bet they feel left out. Sniff. (SARC)


14 posted on 01/12/2009 1:11:52 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: neverdem

Gosh. I am just SO SORry but I won’t be able to make it to this event. I’m having a facial peel that week.


15 posted on 01/12/2009 1:15:47 PM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: neverdem

The three ringed circus is coming to town.


16 posted on 01/12/2009 1:16:11 PM PST by Carley
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To: neverdem

"Wuv, twoo wuv...."

17 posted on 01/12/2009 1:17:46 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: neverdem
Robinson said last month the choice of Warren was like a slap in the face.

So he liked it?

18 posted on 01/12/2009 1:24:41 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. -C.S. Lewis)
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To: neverdem

Did he not step down at some point due to chronic alcoholism?


19 posted on 01/12/2009 1:25:51 PM PST by JohnMac
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To: JohnMac

No, he did the liberal rehab thing and then right back to work. Good moral character is definitely not a prerequisite to being a Bishop in the Episcopal church.


20 posted on 01/12/2009 1:36:26 PM PST by Jackson57
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To: neverdem

Even if you forget Robinson is a homosexual, I don’t see why the church would promote somone who publically pursued sex out of marriage and cheated on his wife.

Those are the next things the liberal churches are going to remove from the catagory of sin.


21 posted on 01/12/2009 1:36:29 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: neverdem

Way to go Marxist President Onada. That’s the way to bring us all together.


22 posted on 01/12/2009 2:05:08 PM PST by dools007
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To: neverdem

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23 posted on 01/12/2009 2:16:05 PM PST by SweetCaroline (I would rather suffer than fail to please GOD!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Why is Gene Robinson the favorite clergyman of godless people who would never, ever, set foot in a church in the first place?


24 posted on 01/12/2009 2:27:38 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Secret Agent Man

Robinson should be referred to as either the Devil’s Bishop or the Bishop of Soddom and Gomorrah. (I bet he cut out those pages in his bible.)


25 posted on 01/12/2009 2:31:54 PM PST by ohioman
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To: neverdem

The Messiah wants to show evangelicals under 30 that is another way to read the Bible. I’m afraid he may be successful with some.


26 posted on 01/12/2009 2:33:26 PM PST by yongin (Conservatives need to start acting like homosexual activists)
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To: neverdem

Robinson, 61, said both Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden will attend the event, and Obama is expected to speak. As for himself, 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.”

Robinson said his prayer will be reflective of the times.

“I think these are sober and difficult times that we are facing,” he said. “It won’t be a happy, clappy prayer.”

We are so screwed


27 posted on 01/12/2009 3:01:37 PM PST by mojitojoe (Not my president.)
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To: dools007

Way to go Marxist President Onada. That’s the way to bring us all together.

He has no desire to bring people together and every desire to widen the division


28 posted on 01/12/2009 3:03:17 PM PST by mojitojoe (Not my president.)
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To: neverdem
the choice of Warren was like a slap in the face

It was more like a bitch-slap. Ooooh, smell you!

29 posted on 01/12/2009 3:11:29 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Probably been there, done that.


30 posted on 01/12/2009 3:19:47 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: neverdem

Other than pressuring banks to give mortgage loans to unqualified borrowers, nothing gets Democrats off like hanging out with homosexuals.


31 posted on 01/12/2009 3:39:30 PM PST by detective
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To: neverdem

He can pray all he wants, from what I’ve been taught, God only hears, “Save me”, and then after that will hear the rest?


32 posted on 01/12/2009 4:02:54 PM PST by huldah1776 ( Worthy is the Lamb)
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To: neverdem

I guess he will be praying to his father-Satan

How disgusting..I will turn the TV off as soon as I hear Gene Robinson blaspheme the Lord....


33 posted on 01/12/2009 4:25:24 PM PST by TaraP (The RAPTURE: Seperation of Church and State)
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To: neverdem

I hope he makes a pass at Barry.


34 posted on 01/12/2009 4:35:45 PM PST by razorback-bert (Save the planet...it is the only known one with beer!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

And tell me why God would do any of the things Robinson will pray for, just because Robinson prayed for them?”

He won’t. Maybe the man of perdition will.


35 posted on 01/12/2009 4:46:15 PM PST by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
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To: Abathar

Yes. Contrast that with the class act that is/was President Bush. His press conference was wonderful. God Bless Our President.


36 posted on 01/12/2009 5:02:00 PM PST by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: neverdem

I’ll be praying for Robinson, although without much hope of success. Either Robinson has hardened his heart to God’s word, or God has chosen to harden Robinson’s heart for a purpose. I can’t imagine what reason God might have for turning His church over to such a person, but if this is His doing then I expect it to work out.


37 posted on 01/12/2009 6:32:48 PM PST by MathDoc (Don't blame me, I voted for Governor Palin and the wrinkly white-haired guy)
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To: neverdem

“Robinson said his prayer will be reflective of the times....”

...yeah I bet it will alright...and what he represents reflects exactly why the once mighty Episcopal Church has emptied out.


38 posted on 01/12/2009 7:19:53 PM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: neverdem

I can’t think of anything that will make the American people and the people of NH happier on inaugural day!


39 posted on 01/12/2009 8:28:13 PM PST by Theodore R. (GWB is neither "compassionate nor conservative.")
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To: neverdem

40 posted on 01/13/2009 3:40:08 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Because he’s the guy who says they are just fine exactly the way they are, they don’t have to change anything, you’re just being the person god made you.


41 posted on 01/13/2009 12:46:13 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: MathDoc

Come on, realistically, after all that Robinson has done and caused, do you really not see the guy’s heart IS hardened? It made him MORE resolved to do what he wanted.


42 posted on 01/13/2009 12:48:08 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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