Friday, January 16, 2009

Activists cheer Obama's choice of gay bishop

The selection of Robinson for the opening party on Sunday came after weeks of criticism over Obama's choice of conservative pastor Rick Warren to deliver the religious invocation on Tuesday, January 20, the day Obama is sworn in to office."Our intention is to root the event in history, celebrating the moments when our nation has united to face great challenges and prevail," said executive producer George Stevens, Jr.Gene Robinson who announced his inclusion in the event in an email to friends that was printed in part by US media, said he believed his role was an important one."It's important for any minority to see themselves represented in some way, Whether it be a racial minority, an ethnic minority or, in our case, a sexual minority."

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