Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

I was really struck by Dean Brian Baker’s posting quoting Ed Bacon, the Rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, during his appearance on Oprah, saying that “being gay is a gift from God.”  If you are interested, you can find his post at

I had some very mixed feelings when I heard that Rick Warren had been invited to deliver the invocation at the inauguration.  I am appalled at the way we are split into “sides” that can’t seem to even talk civily to one another.  So reaching out to someone who disagrees with you on important issues makes a kind of sense, and is consistant with what Obama said during the campaign.  But I am also appalled that we would  take away certain fundamental human/civil rights from some of our citizens.  Prop 8 did that.  And Rick Warren was a prominant proponant.  I was very happy to read (at the following about Gene Robinson being invited to give the invocation at the first inaugural event: