Warren says yea for Obama inviting Robinson to the inauguration

Posted on 16 Jan 2009 at 11:36am

I disagree with the Rev. Rick Warren on many issues. (Ok, on most issues. Ok, on just about everything). But I gotta give him credit for handling it with some class when President-elect Obama invited openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson to give the invocation at a pre-inauguration event

From an e-mail by the Christian news service OneNewsNow.com:

Christianity Today quotes a statement from Warren, who says “President-elect Obama has again demonstrated his genuine commitment to bringing all Americans of goodwill together in search of common ground. I applaud his desire to be the president of every citizen.”

Warren’s comment came in the wake of a controversy over Obama’s decision to invite Warren to give the invocation prayer at the swearing-in ceremony at next Tuesday’s Presidential Inauguration.

Robinson, who became the Episcopal Church’s first openly homosexual bishop back in 2003, joined other homosexual activists and their supporters in condemning Obama for inviting Warren, saying “it was like a slap in the face.”

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