USA Today--Activists cheer Obama's choice of gay bishop
He loves controversial ministers. President Elect Obama has now asked controversial Episcopalian Bishop, Rev. Gene Robinson, to take part in the inauguration. What meaneth thou this? It is said a President Obama will do away with “don’t ask, don’t tell” approaches to government employees. He plans to appoint gay officials in high ranks . These gestures are troublesome for many denominations. It’s difficult to think of anyone more polarizing than Robinson. Robinson's appointment is becoming the "shot heard around the world" causing the biggest church split of our day. Including Rev. Robinson does placate a fringe among the radical left. Warren is likened to Hitler by some. Robinson’s addition appeases them—for the moment.
Aside from that, President Elect Obama plans to have a dinner honoring opponent John McCain. This is seen as chivalrous by some political talking heads. It seems like it to me too. Is Obama a genuinely nice guy; or a calculating, smooth-talking, maniacal, tyrannical liberal with a “3 steps forward-2 steps back” approach to cultural, governmental change? I’m not sure. Either way, let’s just follow the money and follow the power to see what plays out. I love symbolism, but as for me and my house, we will choose substance any day.