Monday, January 19, 2009

Bishop Gene Robinson's Inaugural Prayer

This is Gene Robinson's prayer before the inaugural concert yesterday, the first event on the inaugural calendar. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church. This prayer was not shown on television, nor even the jumbo-trons at the event that day. Organizers, including HBO, claim there was a scheduling error. Tomorrow Rick Warren will make a very different prayer than this.

Bishop Robinson continues a tradition of controversial Episcopal Bishops such as Bishop Spong, who ordained the first Female Priest in the Episcopal Church. Often I hear people referring to "Christian" culture. I wish they were referring to prayers like this.