... [The Episcopal Church has] already considered me an adversary after partnering on projects with Kolini, Orumbi, and Nzimbi, and writing the TIME bio on Akinola.
But since last summer... I’ve been on Gene Robinson and other’s attack list for my position on gay marriage. ....[Our] brothers and sisters here at St. James in Newport Beach lost their California State Supreme Court case to keep their property.
We stand in solidarity with them, and with all orthodox, evangelical Anglicans. I offer the campus of Saddleback Church to any Anglican congregation who need a place to meet, or if you want to plant a new congregation in south Orange County.
We now take you back to the original post:
HuPo reports that openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson has been invited to give the opening prayer at the Sunday, January 18, pre-inauguration event at the Lincoln Memorial.
Many liberal commentators, having been previously been left without much of a comeback to protests by the gay community, have grasped this face-saving move as new evidence of President-elect Barack Obama's political acumen. Local reaction among our liberal friends is to suggest that Obama is Crazy like a fox.
Some fox. More like the naked emperor grabbing for a jock strap.
I understand that Robinson could not afford to turn down this invitation, but his comments about Rick Warren are instructive:
Robinson said he would love to sit down with Rick Warren but believed that the California pastor has "perpetrated lies about the gay, lesbian and bisexual community."
This is, frankly, nothing but more than a Separate but Equal patting on the head of the LGBT community. It says, You're good enough for a side show, but for the main event we're sticking with the guy who is anti-gay and anti-science, who thinks people get cancer because of sin.