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Dare To Dream Hears From Bishop Robinson on Rick Warren


shape-writing_fabien_udr_011Over the last week, since the announcement of Pastor Rick Warren to deliver the Invocation at President-elect Obama’s Inauguration, we at Dare To Dream have posted our comments and opinions.

We have also linked to many others who have voiced deep concerns and misgivings over the selection of Pastor Warren’s invite.

Dare To Dream emailed openly gay Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson asking his “feelings about the present Rick Warren controversy?”

In an email received early this morning, Paula Bibber Executive Assistant to the Bishop, thanked Dare To Dream “for contacting us.”

The Bishop’s Assistant went on further to state, “Bishop Robinson commented on the Rick Warren announcement in a NY Times article and does not plan to comment further on the selection of Rick Warren.”

Robinson’s comments were in an article written by Jeff Zeleny and David D. Kirkpatrick entitled, “Obama’s Choice of Pastor Creates Furor” and was published on December 20th, 2008.

The Bishop stated in that article that the selection of “Mr. Warren was like a slap in the face.” he ended his remarks with “I’m all for Rick Warren being at the table, but we’re not talking about a discussion, we’re talking about putting someone up front and center at what will be the most watched inauguration in history, and asking his blessing on the nation. And the God that he’s praying to is not the God that I know.”

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 12/29/2008 10:04 am

    Good morning. I’m not sure how to put all of my thoughts into a single comment on this, however, we have a very dangerous soon-to-be-president on out hands. This is not just another run of the mill liberal, he is a socialist with a very obscure background which nobody seemed to be interested in examining during the campaign. The press would ooh and aah over his speech and almost seem to say “who can make war with this guy?”


    I haven’t time to examine your blog further at the moment, but I notice a recent post that poses the question on whether or not a military government in the U S is possible. I think that it’s underway.

    Well so much for my thoughts. I’ll stop in again when time permits.


  2. 12/29/2008 11:01 am

    And the God that he’s praying to is not the God that I know.”

    I like that line. I find that most “Gods” prayed to are Gods I don’t know … and have no wish to. As for Obama? I fear this country is not yet ready for an AfroAmerican, but can the next four years produce any more harm to this country that has the present administration?

  3. 12/29/2008 11:52 am

    First of all, the man’s background is not all that obscure. If you do a little research, you can find lots about this man. I take my political decisions very seriously and I researched Obama heavily before making the decision on my vote.

    Conservatives have had their way for 8+ years (starting with Reagan) and have totally screwed up this country. If you think you can scare people with the world “socialism”, you’re sorely mistaken, as evidenced by the landslide in November. Can you even tell me what socialism really is and I don’t mean a dictionary definition)? It’s time for the greedy to stop allowing their neighbors in mankind to sleep in the streets and die for lack of healthcare. The way we’ve treated our veterans is beyond the pale. The way we’ve treated our seniors by throwing “Medicare advantage” programs at them that rip them off, is beyond the pale. And if you want to call taking care of our citizens socialism, then that says something about your character, not that of our “dangerous” president-elect.

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