Dare To Dream Hears From Bishop Robinson on Rick Warren
Over 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.”