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Obama chooses gay bishop for big inaugural event
CBN News ^ | 12.12.09 | David Brody

Posted on 01/13/2009 11:42:21 AM PST by meandog

Obama Chooses Gay Bishop for Big Inaugural Event

And now the latest installment in “As Obama’s Faith World Turns”

President-Elect Barack Obama has chosen a controversial gay bishop to give the invocation this Sunday at the big inaugural event at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama will be in attendance.

More from the Politico below and then get my analysis.

The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, who became the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop in 2003 and last year entered into a civil union with his gay partner, will deliver the invocation for Sunday's kickoff inaugural event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, with President-elect Obama in attendance. The event is free and open to the public. An Obama source: 'Robinson was in the plans before the complaints about Rick Warren. Many skeptics will read this as a direct reaction to the Warren criticism – but it's just not so.' Robinson has been referred to as 'the most controversial Christian in the world.' A Sewanee graduate!

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: bhoinauguration; coronation; gayvote; homosexualagenda; homosexualbishop; inauguration; obama; robinson; vickiegene
An episcopalian, I would have even preferred the Rev. Wright over Vickie Gene
1 posted on 01/13/2009 11:42:21 AM PST by meandog
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To: meandog

Appeasement.


2 posted on 01/13/2009 11:43:13 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: meandog

Operation Appeasement


3 posted on 01/13/2009 11:43:38 AM PST by GeronL (sanity prone freeper)
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To: meandog

Hope Vickie Gene does not blow this opportunity.


4 posted on 01/13/2009 11:45:07 AM PST by Bertha Fanation
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To: meandog

I told you all that this new crowd of idiots are easily manipulated. We’ll get in way more of our ideals in terms of policy than we originally thought if we formulate the proper opposition to the almighty Eclair and his grand plans!


5 posted on 01/13/2009 11:47:57 AM PST by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: Bertha Fanation

> Hope Vickie Gene does not blow this opportunity.

Isn’t “blow” the definition of opportunity for Vickie Gene?


6 posted on 01/13/2009 11:47:59 AM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: meandog

“There’s a gay Bishop on the landing, Dad!”


7 posted on 01/13/2009 11:49:49 AM PST by WayneS (...with apologies to Monty Python.)
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To: meandog
Hasn't half the church left due to this one man being put into this position?
8 posted on 01/13/2009 11:55:11 AM PST by edcoil (Change is easy if you want change.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Larry Sinclair is said to have received an invitation..


9 posted on 01/13/2009 11:59:12 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: meandog

Perhaps I am supposed to be surprised, but I’m not.


10 posted on 01/13/2009 11:59:33 AM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: meandog
Here we go....

Honestly, I'm glad Obama picked Robinson. Just more affirmation of the satanic inspiration of both men.
11 posted on 01/13/2009 12:00:49 PM PST by Antoninus (America didn't turn away from conservatism, they turned away from many who faked it. - Mark Sanford)
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To: meandog
Gee, I wonder how the Episcopalian church membership has been doing as of late?

Total membership of active baptized members in 2007 within the United States is 2,154,572, according to the 2008 National Council of Churches Report, which represents a 4.15% decline from the NCC's figure for 2006. The statistics for the most recent year available from the Episcopal Church itself, 2005, are 2,205,376 in the United States and 2,369,477 worldwide, which are calculated from all submitted parochial reports for 2005 – the latest year available[update].[54]

Taken from Wikipedia.

Now, I believe that homosexuality is a sin like any other. I have had addictions, and have sinned in the past. I would welcome a homosexual to church with open arms just as I would welcome a thief to church, or a drug addict, an adulterer etc... in the hopes that they will break the cycle of their addiction.

But, it's one thing to welcome a sinner to church in the hopes that they will find the power in God to stop sinning, and it's another to have a sinner who sins in his relationship with another man to lead a congregation!

I would not have the thief or the drug addict or the adulterer who does not try to abstain from his addiction preaching the Word of God either. It's madness!

Note: This applies to those who believe in Christianity obviously. If this were a secular speaker, I couldn't care less what sexual orientation the person was, but would judge the message.

Stuff like this nonsense makes me glad that we don't have a "Church of America" (which I guess since the Episcopalians were an offshoot of the Church of England -- could very well have been the Church of America)!
12 posted on 01/13/2009 12:01:01 PM PST by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: Gator113
Perhaps I am supposed to be surprised, but I’m not.

Or perhaps we are supposed to be outraged. A terrorist-friendly socialist has a pervert performing a religious service at the inaugural.

13 posted on 01/13/2009 12:17:08 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (If you want Palin in 2012, better start closing those primaries now.)
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To: meandog
God put on this Earth to rise above sexuality, not to glorify or promote it. Organized religion in general leaves me cold.. I have no use for it's hypocrisies or rituals. The Church is a Cult.. They don't want you to get better.. They want you to belong to Them.


14 posted on 01/13/2009 12:22:59 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: meandog

“Many skeptics will read this as a direct reaction to the Warren criticism – but it’s just not so.”

RIGHTTTTT!!!
ROLFLMBO!!!!

I don’t know whether to laugh or shake my head and wonder how many Americans will believe that comment.


15 posted on 01/13/2009 12:34:51 PM PST by griffin (Love Jesus, No Fear!)
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To: meandog

From appearances, I would think Obama is gay and Michelle is a lesbian. An arrange marriage (for appearances only) would be the perfect front those two to reach their dreams.


16 posted on 01/13/2009 12:36:36 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: meandog

Going to split the Episcopal Church even deeper.


17 posted on 01/13/2009 12:37:04 PM PST by cookcounty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built." ---Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

Organized religion indeed should leave all of us cold! Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship with the One who gave His life and rose from the dead for each one of us.


18 posted on 01/13/2009 12:48:16 PM PST by Buddygirl
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To: meandog

Anyone with common sense who has heard Vicki “Gay Gene” Robinson speak knows that he is a narcissistic heretic and Sodomite. And an ignorant, arrogant fool to boot. When confirmed as Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire in 2003, he sacrilegiously compared himself to the resurrected Jesus, declaring that “God had done a new thing” and that “Out of a Good Friday has come a new Easter.” As for his prayer this Sunday, the knothead says he will not use the Bible and his prayer will not be “explicitly Christian.” Hmm...same at TEC!


19 posted on 01/13/2009 12:55:05 PM PST by twister881
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To: meandog

“Gay bishop” just sounds like an oxymoron.


20 posted on 01/13/2009 12:58:28 PM PST by ronnyquest ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Buddygirl
Christianity is not a religion

Exactly.. "Narrow is the path and few are those who find it."
21 posted on 01/13/2009 1:10:20 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: ronnyquest

Obama needs that gay bishop for a specific service before inauguration: Barack Hussein wants to undergo the ritual of disexorcism, the ancient Gay Episcopalian rite whereby instead of being cast out, the devil is sucked in to take full possession of body and soul.


22 posted on 01/13/2009 1:20:44 PM PST by mathurine
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To: meandog

Picking a church leader who has total disregard for his institution’s founding documents seems a perfect metaphor for the inauguration of this president.

And another example of O’s complete lack of claimed judgment and complete inability to pick a credible competent representative of any given field especially in the realm of spirituality.


23 posted on 01/13/2009 1:46:50 PM PST by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: mathurine
"ancient Gay Episcopalian rite..."

The Episcopal denomination of Christianity is only a few hundred years old. Hardly ancient.

I've never heard of this rite. I doubt any Episcopalian has, either.

24 posted on 01/13/2009 1:48:13 PM PST by ronnyquest ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Frankly, there is nothing that this POS will ever do that won’t outrage me.

I will stay outraged until he and his gang had been taken out with the trash.


25 posted on 01/13/2009 2:42:00 PM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: meandog
who cares if he picks the nuns in drag for his inaugural?

If he picks a gay communist, it's his choice. I could care less who or what he choses for anything.

Why are the threads so "shocked" by who or what he picks for his cabinet or for moral support. He is who he is.

He's a community organizer with little or no executive experience that won a lottery ticket. The job of POTUS is going to destroy him. He's a "Vince Young" starting in the Super Bowl without his momma to help him.

Guess what? This is "Big Boy" school now, Barak. Momma ain't here to wipe your a##. You can't vote "present". This is going to be funny. I'm going to live through another Jimmy Carter. I wonder which one of his relatives will have a beer named after him?

Pelosi and Reid are just going to try and destroy our country, Barak is going to sign off on it and the MSM is going to tell us how great everything is and what a great legacy he'll leave behind.

I'm just going to hunker down, spend nothing and hold on for 4 years.

26 posted on 01/13/2009 7:26:23 PM PST by erman
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To: Antoninus

Robinson is a false teacher. Rick Warren needs to go off script and call him to account face to face, then in the presence of one witness, then several. Should he persist and continue to desire to go ahead and lead this “prayer”, Warren should factually expose this man’s perversion(s) in front of the nation.
Robinson fails to meet the biblical qualifications for the office of teacher/preacher, much less bishop/elder. It is like allowing a pedophile to become a pediatrician, then closing one’s eyes as child after child is molested under the guise of “medicine”
Disgusting turn of events


27 posted on 01/13/2009 9:45:17 PM PST by Knute (Tell me again ONE good reason I'm living here in Wisconsin??)
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To: rom
Now, I believe that homosexuality is a sin like any other. I have had addictions, and have sinned in the past. I would welcome a homosexual to church with open arms just as I would welcome a thief to church, or a drug addict, an adulterer etc... in the hopes that they will break the cycle of their addiction. But, it's one thing to welcome a sinner to church in the hopes that they will find the power in God to stop sinning, and it's another to have a sinner who sins in his relationship with another man to lead a congregation! I would not have the thief or the drug addict or the adulterer who does not try to abstain from his addiction preaching the Word of God either. It's madness!

Given the Episcopal philosophy that God looks at all sin as black or white (IOW, no sin greater than another) I, too, have no problem with someone in the church being gay. But I do have a problem with someone, like Vikie Gene, glorifying homosexuality as not being sinful. In my opinion Vikie Gene doesn't want to be Bishop Robinson; he wants to be Jackie Robinson!
Now I strongly suspect, just as with the Roman Church, there are probably many other unmarried Episcopal priests and bishops who are gay. But most of them, like their Roman betheren have kept their mouths shut and stayed in the closet in a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" mentality of privacy. And that goes to really the issue here because a person's sex life is and, of right, ought to be a private matter. Yet Vikie Gene has made his a public one thereby violating, IMHO, the first requirement to be in a leadership position: A bishop must love the church.

Stuff like this nonsense makes me glad that we don't have a "Church of America" (which I guess since the Episcopalians were an offshoot of the Church of England -- could very well have been the Church of America)!

Agree...the evidence is that the Washington National Cathedral is an Episcopal church.

28 posted on 01/14/2009 6:17:38 AM PST by meandog (The two named Bush get the bird from this hand!)
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