Obama to have gay Bishop give invocation at Sunday inaugural event. Obama official says has nothing to do with Warren controversy.




While I’m glad that Robinson will be giving an invocation, having an Obama official make clear that this is in no way to be interpreted as Obama trying to make nice is a bit counterproductive.

An Obama source said: “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.”

Skeptics? Is that the way we now refer to the civil rights community?

Many of us interpreted this as a sign that the Obama people are starting to get it, that they understand how offended, slighted, and hurt many Obama supporters were at the Rick Warren invite. (Especially since Warren has sided with those who opposed Robinson being made Bishop because he’s gay.) Making sure that we all know that this move should in no way be interpreted to suggest that Obama feels our pain is just incredibly dumb. Would it kill these guys to actually let us enjoy this inauguration?


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