Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hey Eugene! Nice Going!

So the Right Rev. Gene Robinson is going to do the first prayer for the inauguration activities!? As so many of the blogs--right and left--are asking: is this because of the uproar of the Rick Warren choice? After all, it doesn't seem that Robinson knew anything about his selection prior to the Warren furor, with Robinson also saying he was disappointed by the choice.

This morning's dailykos.com had the best line of the day: since Robinson prays first, God hears Robinson's prayer over Warren. And there is a group raising money for every second that Warren prays for LGBTQ concerns/issues:

Meanwhile we're thrilled that Rev. Gene Robinson is kicking off the inaugural festivities on Sunday, meaning that his blessing trumps all the others because it's the first one God will hear. At the same time, we're still planning to protest Rick Warren's two minutes of infamy by supporting the grassroots Rick-A-Thon:

The purpose of the Rick-A-Thon is to turn Rick Warren’s anti-equality stance into positive change for LGBT people. Every second that Warren stands at the podium, he will be raising money to advance LGBT civil rights.

Let's join the Rick-A-Thon!




missy1920 said...

I was not aware that one person's prayers would "trump" anothers. That is VERY disappointing to read and know that a "pastor" is promoting such. Last I checked...we are all equal in God's eyes.

Brett Webb-Mitchell said...

You are absolutely correct: no one's prayer trumps another prayer. Of course, God receives the prayers of all.

And you are absolutely correct: we are ALL equal in God's purview. Sadly, the U.S. government does not live into the truth of its own declaration that "All men (sic) are created equal," and that they are endowed with certain inalienable rights.