Monday, 12 January 2009

The Idol of Our Many Understandings

Rev. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay priest ordained by a major Christian denomination, accepted an invitation by President-elect Barack Obama to deliver the opening prayer at the opening of celebrations on Sunday @ Lincoln Memorial, leading up to his inauguration next week.

This comes weeks after liberal critics and gay activists slammed Mr Obama's choice of evangelical pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at the inauguration itself.

In Al Mohler's entry on this announcement, he quotes Robinson, the Bishop of New Hampshire for the Episcopal Church, as being "horrified" at how "specifically and aggressively Christian" past inaugural prayers through history have been as he was reading them. Robinson promised that his inaugural prayer "will not be a Christian prayer" and "won't be quoting Scripture or anything like that." He added that he might address the prayer to "the God of our many understandings".

Mohler quotes Clive James in The Dreaming Swimmer,
The crisis in the Church of England is that too many of its bishops, and some would say of its archbishops, don't quite realize that they are atheists, but have begun to suspect it.
May God grant us His wisdom and grace.

See articles
The Idol of Our Many Understandings - Bishop Robinson at Prayer (, 14 Jan 09)
Gay bishop to give Inaugural prayer (Washington Times, 13 Jan 09)
Gay bishop Gene Robinson to lead prayers at Barack Obama inauguration (Times UK, 12 Jan 09)

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