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Monday, January 12, 2009

The Inaugurational Invocation (for the rest of us)

Note: Several of us on the Progressive side of the aisle got this note from Bishop Gene earlier this morning:

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, January 18, at 2:00 pm.

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.

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Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Finally a good choice!

gerry said...

Truly excellent choice.

Have been out of touch all day and just heard about this at the Vestry Meeting.

I hear the boyzzz over in viagaraland are flaking out!! ((Snicker))

Fran said...

Praise God!

Kathryn said...

That is such excellent news - a sign of hope, surely

Jim said...

It is also a sign that someone on the Obama team realizes the magnitude of the PR disaster Mr. Warren's invitation represents. This looks to me like the "yes but look here" defense so beloved of pols and PR types.

Still, he at least made a good choice this time!