Thursday, January 15, 2009

Openly gay bishop giving inauguration prayer  

After the unfortunate blow of finding out that Rick "Gays Are Sinners" Warren will be speaking at the Obama inauguration, it's refreshing to hear that openly gay Episcopal Bishop, Gene Robinson, will be leading a prayer at the opening event of the Inaugural Week activities. Robinson has publicly disagreed with Rick Warren's ideals, and has stated that it's important for minorities to see themselves represented in some way. When talking to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, he said:

"God never gets it wrong. The church often takes a long time to get it right. It is a human institution, but one capable of self-correction. I believe in my heart that the church got it wrong about homosexuality. There is great excitement in my heart to be living in a time when the church is starting to get it right."

I really admire Gene Robinson for having the courage to be honest about who he is in the face of so much opposition.

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