There is a little more to the story than meets the eye. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2748109/posts
As I said, it’s about courage, which most Republicans don’t seem to have.
I would think that THIS is the real issue:
“Everyone therefore who shall confess Me before men, I will also confess him before MY Father who is in heaven. “But whoever shall deny Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.” (Matt 10:32,33)
Look at it from whatever angle you like. I'm not displeased with my Governor for not attending.