Monday, January 12, 2009

'Gay' bishop doesn't plan to use Bible at inaugural event

CONCORD, N.H. - The first openly homosexual Episcopal bishop will offer a prayer at the Lincoln Memorial at an inaugural event for president-elect Barack Obama.

The selection of New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Vicki Gene Robinson for Sunday's event follows weeks of criticism from homosexual-rights groups over Obama's decision to have the Rev. Rick Warren give the invocation at his Jan. 20 inauguration. Warren backed the ban on same-sex "marriage" that passed in his home state of California on the November ballot.

Robinson said last month the choice of Warren was like a slap in the face. In an interview with the Concord Monitor, he said he doesn't believe Obama invited him in response to the Warren criticism but said his inclusion won't go unnoticed by the homosexual community. "It's important for any minority to see themselves represented in some way," Robinson told the newspaper for a story in Monday's editions. "Whether it be a racial minority, an ethnic minority, or in our case, a sexual minority. Just seeing someone like you up front matters."

Clark Stevens, a spokesman for the inaugural committee, said Robinson was invited because he had offered his advice to Obama during the campaign and because of his church work. When asked whether Robinson was included to calm the Warren complaints, he said Robinson is "an important figure in the religious community. We are excited that he will be involved."

Robinson, 61, said both Obama and vice president-elect Joe Biden will attend the event, and Obama is expected to speak. As for himself, Robinson said he doesn't yet know what he'll say, but he knows he won't use a Bible.

"While that is a holy and sacred text to me, it is not for many Americans," Robinson said.

"I will be careful not to be especially Christian in my prayer. This is a prayer for the whole nation." My Gosh! What a bunch of bologna! So, who pray tell will the prayer be addressed to?

Robinson said his prayer will be reflective of the times. "I think these are sober and difficult times that we are facing," he said. "It won't be a happy, clappy prayer."

Robinson's 2003 consecration has divided the Episcopal Church in the United States and abroad.

I am so fed up with the gay agenda. They are NOT an ethnic group, they are not immigrants, they DO NOT deserve special rights just because they enjoy vile and deviant sex with each other. How on earth does that make them minorities? It is utterly ridiculous.

I am not going to preach about this, those of us who are true believers in the Word of God and our Lord Jesus Christ just need to began a spiritual warfare against the spirit of Jezebel, period.

God help us all!


Liz said...

I am sorry I have been so busy. I did not forget you my sister in the Lord.

I won't write much because the pain is almost still unbearable in my wrist even though this happened Saturday night.

Jezebel spirit is right girlfriend. This nation is a Sodom and Gomorrah and if God does not destroy it if there is NO repentance then He surely will apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

We are on a downward slide and I fear that it is almost too late. God help us all.

Amy said...

oh my goodness! What does he mean he won't use Christian in his prayer? If he doesn't then it's not a prayer. God will turn his face away from this man, the first openly homosexual bishop, good grief, it's like a slap in God's face!

Gayle said...

I couldn't believe they made him a Bishop in the first place, even in a nutjob state like Massachusetts. This isn't surprising to me. Methinks he's been chosen as a way to get even for the fact that Obama will be sworn in by the conservative pastor, Rick Warren. We will be experiencing the childish side of the new administration as early as the innauguration!

Amy Proctor said...

The fact that a so-called Christian pastor is so apologetic over his own religion shows he isn't committed to it.

He is an apostate. He is NOT a Christian. The fact that he's posing as a bishop makes his judgment very grave.

Leticia said...

Liz, you don't ever have to apologize for me, I know. *HUGS*

Abouna I am sharing the same sadness and fear. It is so unreal.

Aimz, it is exactly what Obama and this so-called bishop is doing. Liars.

Gayle, I don't know if Rick Warren is all that great either. Obama should have stuck with Billy Graham. What a horrid mess.

Amy, you are so correct! That man is a sheep in wolves clothing.