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Obama right to tap gay bishop for inaugural prayer
Capital Times ^ | 1/13/2009

Posted on 01/14/2009 5:44:39 PM PST by SJackson

Apparently, it pays to complain to President-elect Barack Obama.

Despite his protestations to the contrary, Obama clearly felt a bit burned by the outcry over his selection of Pastor Rick Warren, an evangelical preacher with a nasty track record when it comes to respecting the rights of lesbians and gays, to deliver the invocation at his inaugural.

So Obama has tapped the Right Rev. V. Gene Robinson, the only openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, to deliver the invocation at the inaugural concert to be held at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, Jan. 18.

The New Hampshire bishop had this to say:

"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, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. 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."

Here's the word from National Gay and Lesbian Task Force executive director Rea Carey:

"President-elect Obama has made a stellar choice in selecting Bishop Gene Robinson to offer the prayer at the Lincoln Memorial to kick off the inaugural festivities. Bishop Robinson is an inspiration to millions worldwide because he lives out the ideals of courage, humility and truth speaking. This is certainly a good sign that our nation is indeed moving forward.

"President-elect Obama's wise choice of Bishop Robinson, as well as that of Rev. (Joseph) Lowery (who will give the benediction at the presidential inauguration on Tuesday, Jan. 20) and Rev. (Sharon) Watkins (the first woman ever asked to deliver the sermon at the post-inaugural National Prayer Service on Wednesday, Jan. 21), continues to add to the historic nature of this inaugural celebration. For the first time in history, an out gay man will lead the nation in opening the transfer of power from one administration to another -- and every person watching in the U.S. and around the world will have seen it. That, alone, is change."

Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese says:

"Bishop Robinson models what prayer should be -- spiritual reflection put into action for justice. 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."

True statements all. But the spiritual highlight of the Lincoln Memorial concert may come from another source.

The rumor -- as yet unconfirmed by the Obama transition team -- is that Bruce Springsteen will appear.


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhoinauguration; coronation; homosexualagenda; homosexualbishop; inauguration; obama; obamatransitionfile; religiousleft; robinson; wearenotone
A slap in the face to transexuals, polygamists, and practitioners of beastiality who are unrepresented on this important day. Don't know since I'm not invited. If you're attending the festivities do you get a badge to wear stating your sexual preferences?
1 posted on 01/14/2009 5:44:39 PM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Imagine how the pedophiles must feel not being represented at Obama’s Inaugural Extravaganzza.


2 posted on 01/14/2009 5:49:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (CIA Director!....So easy, a caveman can do it!)
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To: SJackson
"...Obama right to tap gay bishop..."

Well said!

3 posted on 01/14/2009 5:49:54 PM PST by skimbell
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To: SJackson

Well, if Michelle’s cool with her man tapping the bishop, who am I to say anything? All’s I can say is wrap before... (word has it Robinson gets around!)


4 posted on 01/14/2009 5:49:58 PM PST by Mogwai (Profundities R us!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Imagine how the pedophiles must feel not being represented at Obama’s Inaugural Extravaganzza.

You're right, I forgot about them. NAMBLA needs representation too.

5 posted on 01/14/2009 5:52:53 PM PST by SJackson (The American people are wise in wanting change, 2 terms is plenty, Condi Rice)
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To: SJackson

>>The rumor — as yet unconfirmed by the Obama transition team — is that Bruce Springsteen will appear.<<

Didn’t Springsteen just get finished saying he was a Republican?

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/esayet/2009/01/09/bruce-springsteen-one-hundred-percent-republican/


6 posted on 01/14/2009 5:53:02 PM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: SJackson
Obama right to tap gay bishop for inaugural prayer

Define tap
7 posted on 01/14/2009 5:53:53 PM PST by slumber1
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To: skimbell

ping


8 posted on 01/14/2009 5:53:55 PM PST by Glacier Honey
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To: SJackson
the Right Rev. V. Gene Robinson, the only openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, to deliver the invocation at the inaugural concert to be held at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, Jan. 18

These evil perverted baby killing communist sons of bitches don't waste much time.

There will be a backlash.

Lets march on DC and tell the marxist HUSSEIN from Kenya and the rest of the DC politicians to get their godammned hands out of our pockets

SAY NO TO SOCIALISM.

9 posted on 01/14/2009 5:57:37 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: SJackson
,i>President-elect Obama's wise choice of Bishop Robinson, as well as that of Rev. (Joseph) Lowery (who will give the benediction at the presidential inauguration on Tuesday, Jan. 20) and Rev. (Sharon) Watkins (the first woman ever asked to deliver the sermon at the post-inaugural National Prayer Service...

Great. Fags nags and hags.

10 posted on 01/14/2009 6:00:55 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: SJackson
President-elect Obama's wise choice of Bishop Robinson, as well as that of Rev. (Joseph) Lowery (who will give the benediction at the presidential inauguration on Tuesday, Jan. 20) and Rev. (Sharon) Watkins (the first woman ever asked to deliver the sermon at the post-inaugural National Prayer Service...

Great. Fags nags and hags.

11 posted on 01/14/2009 6:01:46 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: SJackson

“That alone is change”.........No it isn’t. It is a political gesture. Idiots.


12 posted on 01/14/2009 6:01:54 PM PST by Anima Mundi
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To: skimbell
"Obama right to tap gay bishop for inaugural prayer"

Do you mean to tell me that Obama is "tapping" the gay bishop? Does Michelle know?

13 posted on 01/14/2009 6:02:01 PM PST by davisfh ( Islam is a very serious mental illness)
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To: davisfh
Naw he's on the Down Low.
14 posted on 01/14/2009 6:03:45 PM PST by JimC214
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To: SJackson

I wonder how Rick Warren feels now about the Obamamessiah now that he and his beliefs have been thrown under the bus?


15 posted on 01/14/2009 6:12:37 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Imagine how the pedophiles must feel not being represented at Obama’s Inaugural Extravaganzza.

I'm guessing they feel well represented by the new administration.

16 posted on 01/14/2009 6:17:40 PM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: SJackson

Maybe the NAMBLA drum and bugle corps and silent drill team will be invited too....


17 posted on 01/14/2009 6:19:23 PM PST by clintonh8r (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: SJackson

Personally I’m praying for lightening to strike as the pray is read.


18 posted on 01/14/2009 6:20:42 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: SJackson

“....standing on the holy ground where the ‘I have a dream speech’ was delivered by Dr. King...”

How does he figure the ground there to be holy? MLK was an inspiration for many, but holy he was not.


19 posted on 01/14/2009 6:33:51 PM PST by whatshotandwhatsnot
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To: SJackson
the new president, standing on the holy ground where the 'I have a dream speech' was delivered by Dr. King,

Oh look, another attempt by this loser to bask in the glory of real men that DID THINGS.

20 posted on 01/14/2009 6:35:48 PM PST by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: SJackson

I wonder how much time this gay Bishop spends on his knees?


21 posted on 01/14/2009 6:43:20 PM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: SJackson
standing on the holy ground where the 'I have a dream speech' was delivered by Dr. King

HOLY GROUND??????

Bullcrap.

Zero Worship is driving these people into stark raving lunatic blasphemy.

22 posted on 01/14/2009 6:47:04 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: gondramB

What blather in that article! Nowhere in it does Springsteen say that he’s a Repub. I believe that Springsteen campaigned for Gore, Kerry and the O.


23 posted on 01/14/2009 7:13:23 PM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: JimC214
Highly unlikely that Michelle wouldn't know about Larry Sinclair's alleged sexual encounters with Obama. It's one thing for a wife to hear rumors her husband is having an affair with another woman. It's another thing for a well known politician's wife to hear for some time now that her husband had sexual relations with another man.

Obama may still be down low to most of the world, but there is no way Michelle hasn't heard about Larry Sinclair's supposed homosexual encounters with her husband and father of her children.

He may be down low to most of the world, but do we really think he is on the downlow to Michelle, David Axelrod, Emanuel and Reggie Love? They must have a immediate response at the ready if/when Larry Sinclairs allegations make their way into the Leftist media.

24 posted on 01/14/2009 8:12:37 PM PST by chrt30
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To: SJackson

The once proud Daily Capitol Times has degenerated itself into a weekly insert in the Wisconsin State Journal. It’s even beyond what liberal Madison can stomach. Next stop - web site; that will, other than Code Pinkers, enjoy few visitors.


25 posted on 01/14/2009 8:17:24 PM PST by Octar
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To: vetvetdoug
You asked: “I wonder how Rick Warren feels now about the Obamamessiah now that he and his beliefs have been thrown under the bus?”

Here is your answer, Warren is bending over with pants down and grabbing his ankles:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/01/14/rick_warren_reaches_out_to_gen.html?wprss=the-trail

Rick Warren has no testimony or credibility what so ever. What Obama has done in inviting this practicing homosexual pervert who is living in sin and actively promoting gross sexual immorality, while claiming to be a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, to pray at the Lincoln Memorial as part of his official inauguration is despicable and the height of moral wickedness, but you will NEVER hear Warren say so because he is too interested in not offending non existent "seekers":

“THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE

THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS,

THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD;

ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS..." (Romans 3:10b - 12a)

This is what God has to say about the matter of dealing with the unrepentant. This is the Biblical injunction as to how Warren SHOULD be responding, but he never will because he would rather please man than please God:

“If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.

“But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed.

“If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.” (Matthew 18:15 – 17)

"But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one.

For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?

But those who are outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES. (1Corinthians 5:11 - 13)

26 posted on 01/14/2009 8:31:49 PM PST by Jmouse007 (tot)
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To: SJackson

“Barack Obama? I’d tap that.”

27 posted on 01/14/2009 8:38:38 PM PST by RichInOC ("Rule One: NO POOFTERS!")
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To: chrt30
Weather he is gay or not, I have no idea. How ever like most of the Left, he has only contempt for the Military. To the left the U.S. Military is some thing to play with now that they have power. And since the services must obey orders from the President, they think it gives them a clear field to try all kinds of stupid things. If the Generals and Admirals do not tow the line, there gone. And all the suck ups who only want power, will take there places and will do what ever it takes to stay there. To them, the hell with defending the country. I'm in charge and will do what I want. And the suckers will reelect me. The damage is coming and it will be bad.
28 posted on 01/14/2009 9:00:02 PM PST by JimC214
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To: SJackson

The Obamessiah has miraculously found the Gay Gene.


29 posted on 01/14/2009 9:18:36 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Praise and worship" is my alternate lifestyle.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Of the three gays who could out him, one is completely discredited with help from CT Biden family, and two are dead in Chicago, connected through Rev Wright’s church. If Obama move into the Whote HOuse, any future sleepers there better do a hazmat cleaning first, to flush the HIV away.


30 posted on 01/14/2009 9:21:42 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: vetvetdoug

Coulda been the plan along. Ask Warren, then Vicki Gene. If Warren then protests or recuses, he’s hateful and intolerant and unChristian.


31 posted on 01/14/2009 9:27:17 PM PST by informavoracious
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To: MHGinTN

Sinclair has not been discredited. Obama would sue him if that were the case.

Can you imagine if a MAN had accused President Bush of having sex with them prior to the 2000 election? No, you can’t imagine it. Because George W Bush has never had sex with another man. He’s never been accused of homosexuality. Unlike Obama.


32 posted on 01/14/2009 9:37:54 PM PST by chrt30
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To: chrt30

I don’t make tinfoil hats, but I do happen to believe much of what Larry Sinclair has alleged. It’s just that democrats have no morals so it means nada to democrat voters. The cocaine use, the degenerate sex, the lying, all are attributes of a Democrat heroic figure, as we have been shown with the degenerate sinkEmperor clinton and democrat love of that worthless scum. And similar men are the pundits chosen to fill the air time of FOX, CNN, etc. as ‘color commentators’ addressing ‘political issues’. Since when did America emulate men who suck the toes of prostitutes, and men who book their hotel reservations based upon where their favorite young prostitutes work? Our media seems to think such no longer matters to the viewing public. ... ANd it really pisses me off that they’re right, it doesn’t matter to average voters, especially Democrat voters of all colors and sexes. We are getting shoved down into the sewer we now deserve.


33 posted on 01/14/2009 10:01:34 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN
It's obvious that Obama is gay and Michelle nor her mother are bothered by his sexual encounters with men. His girls will find out one day...and they will be expected to understand that their Daddy preferred having sex with men instead of their Mommy.

These weirdo's about to move into the white house are crazy if they think they can keep Obama’s secret homosexual life, secret. Wouldn't be surprised if the Russians, Chicoms et al scooped the National Enquirer, Katie, NYT or Drudge with news of Obama’s past homosexual encounters. The gays are set to party big time next week. They know Obama is on the down low, and they are gonna celebrate. The gay blogs are all aflutter. And if you don't think gays know Obama's background and are attempting to keep it on the down low, you're kidding yourselves. They know. Hollywood knows. ;) They're just not sharing it with middle america.

Normally we would celebrate that our nation elected our first multi racial president in 2009. But who would have thought that our nation would have elected our first INELIGIBLE dual citizen to become president just 8 years after 9-11, in addition to our first closet bi-sexual president to win an election. heh heh

34 posted on 01/15/2009 1:54:07 AM PST by chrt30
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To: SJackson

The beginnings of an ultra-pandering politician. As such, he will be a weak-kneed, impotent president. I wonder what whould happen if Hamas put up as much of a fit as the gaystapo?


35 posted on 01/15/2009 5:27:01 AM PST by fwdude ("...a 'centrist' ... has few principles - and those are negotiable." - Don Feder)
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To: clintonh8r

Only through the rear entrance.


36 posted on 01/15/2009 5:38:34 AM PST by AmericanVictory
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To: chrt30
Normally we would celebrate that our nation elected our first multi racial president in 2009. But who would have thought that our nation would have elected our first INELIGIBLE dual citizen to become president just 8 years after 9-11, in addition to our first closet bi-sexual president to win an election. heh heh

Neither black nor white, neither us nor them, can't even decide what to hit on, and he's "qualified" for POTUS?

37 posted on 01/15/2009 5:41:34 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: chrt30

Andrew Sullivan is possibly orgasmic over the prospect.


38 posted on 01/15/2009 9:59:25 AM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: SJackson

Does anyone else think this is Blasphemous? A GAY BISHOP praying in our new Messiah, who will swoop down & heal our nations wounds! GODLESS I SAY!!! We’re truly an Obamanation!


39 posted on 01/18/2009 8:31:05 PM PST by peasantrock (Obamanation!!!)
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