Monday, January 19, 2009

Who Hears a Prayer About Gays, Malaria and AIDS?

The decision to censor Gene Robinson's prayer at yesterday's pre-inaugural concert in Washington, D.C. meant HBO's television audience also did not hear his call to do more about "women [who are] raped because they want an education" and the "thousands [who] die daily from malnutrition, malaria and AIDS." Interestingly, the openly-gay bishop also reminded folks of something that many conservatives have been saying lately, too--sometimes more crudely than other times--that Obama is not the Messiah. reports that HBO says it was only following the Inaugural Committee's wishes not to air the pre-concert show.

Christianity Today posted a video of Robinson's prayer on Youtube. (Episcopalcafe has text of the prayer.)

My two cents: I believe all prayers are heard by God. Whether or not the rest of us pay attention is another story.

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