[UPDATE: January 20, 2009 – Rachel Maddow on the Robinson Issue]
I just read that Rev. Gene Robinson’s prayer was not shown on HBO.
It looks like the salve did not soothe. HBO did not show Gene Robinson. That’s really amazing. I never thought of HBO as a tool of the anti-gay people in this country. That’s a shame. Who made this decision? HBO? Barack Obama’s Inauguration Committee?
Was this HBO’s decision? Obama’s inauguration committee?
I wonder where the truth lies? Hmmm. The truth lies? Maybe not the truth, but someone must be telling the truth, and someone not telling the truth. Hmmmm.
Rev. Gene Robinson’s letter about participating in the innauguration
I started adding links to my other post with Rev. Gene Robinson’s letter about delivering the invocation, and quickly realized this might as well be a post of it’s own.
Here’s a quote from that letter:
Tomorrow, in one of the most humbling honors of my life, I will deliver an invocation at the first event of inauguration week.
Though many of us were deeply upset when President-elect Obama chose Proposition 8 supporter Rev. Rick Warren to speak at his inauguration, the fact that he also invited me – a proud gay man – is a hopeful sign of our president’s commitment to reach out to all Americans.
Links to posts about the invisibility of Rev. Gene Robinson
Here are the links I’ve found so far:Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Left Out Of HBO Concert Coverage Bishop Excluded by HBO Broadcast, Opening Ceremony Prayer Edited Out Developing: HBO says they aren’t to blame for not including Gene Robinson in concert special Obama: We’d always intended for HBO to broadcast Robinson The invisible, inaudible Bishop Gene Robinson Video of Robinson invocation; Inauguration Committee nixed broadcast on HBO HBO, Presidential Inaugural Committee still pointing fingers over invisible Robinson invocation Curb Your Pro-Gay Enthusiasm: HBO shows no Big Love to Robinson speech Video: The speech of which we were Robbedinsoned