Monday, January 19, 2009

Bishop Robinson's Prayer Will Be Re-Broadcast on Mall

Citizens turned out on the Mall to watch the event on giant screens tomorrow will have a second chance to see the invocation by Gene Robinson, the gay Episcopal bishop, a source at the Presidential Inauguration Committee said.

"Yesterday's program will be shown on the jumbo screens on the Mall to entertain the assembled crowd. Tomorrow's version will include Robinson's prayer," the source said.

A spokesman for the Inaugural Committee, Josh Earnest, also said that HBO's rights to yesterday's event are limited: the committee owns the copyright to the event, but HBO has a license to broadcast it for six months. That makes it less likely that the concert will be kept out of the historical record of, for instance, documentaries of the event.

Crossposted via Politico.


T. R Xands said...

Well that's good that it'll probably eventually get shown on TV. Hopefully for the people that want to see it. I still don't quite get what happened here though.

Queers United said...

TR I don't think we will get a clear response, I just want it shown.

Unknown said...

Between HBO & PIC placing the blame on each other, I won't believe it until I see it...or rather hear about it from reliable sources.

Anonymous said...

Bishop Robinson was on NPR's Talk of the Nation today. To hear it go to

Anonymous said...

Why would an invocation prayer be scheduled BEFORE the guests of honor (first fmilies) even enter the venue.

WAKE UP PEOPLE- Bihop Robinson's speech was never meant to be seen or heard on a national or grand level. Even the speakers at the mall were turned off for the first 3 out of 4 minutes of his speech!

Just beacuse Pres Obama said the word "gay" in a few speeches doesn't automatically mean he will champion gay rights. After all Clinton gave us DOMA and Don't Ask Don't Tell! And Pres Obama in 1996 was unequivocally in support of legalizing same-sex marriage and in 2008, Yes on 8 sent robocalls to MILLIONS of Californians of Obama's voice saying marriage should only be between a man and a woman.

We have EVERY right to be vigilant and cautious. SILENCE=DEATH!

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