Change we believe in less and less every day!
Barrack Obama has proved to us, once more, that he's a crafty, fake politician, just like everyone else that came before him.
Screw the principles of equality for all!
For the second time in less than a month, Obama has thrown the gays under the bus yet again.
Back in December, the President-elect decided to invite Orange County, CA minister, Rick Warren, who likes to pepper his sermons with ignoramous, homophobic-tinged rhetoric, to deliver the inauguration prayer.
Then, in a typical politician move, we saw backpedaling from the President-elect.
In what appeared to be a peace offering, Obama invited openly gay bishop Gene Robinson to deliver the opening prayer at the big, star-studded, HBO televised kickoff inaugural celebration event at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday.
But then, guess what?
Obama's people told HBO to cut Robinson's prayer out of the HBO telecast.
When asked for an explanation, HBO said via email, "The producer of the concert has said that the Presidential Inaugural Committee made the decision to keep the invocation as part of the pre-show."
Given that most Americans would watch the Lincoln Memorial celebration on TV, the decision NOT to broadcast the prayer by Robinson is something we and many others see as another slight.
AND, according to reports from people who were out at the Lincoln Memorial event, a lot of the people at the concert did NOT hear Robinson either. Apparently, there were sound "difficulties" and most of the estimated 500,000 in the audience could not hear his invocation. Only those very close to the stage could hear.
We bet Rick Warren won't be stifled the way Mr. Robinson was!
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