President-elect Barack Obama selected Bishop Robinson, the Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, to open the inaugural ceremonies with a special prayer at the Lincoln Memorial yesterday. Bishop Robinson is an openly practicing homosexual. There were singers at the ceremony, including Stevie Wonder and a gay men’s chorus from Washington. Some see this move on Barack Obama’s part as a way to counteract the anger of the homosexual activists over his choice of Rick Warren to say a prayer at the inauguration.
According to a New York Times article, Bishop Robinson said that he had been reading previous inaugural prayers throughout history and was “horrified” at how “specifically and aggressively Christian they were.” Robinson said that his prayer “will not be a Christian prayer and I will not be quoting Scripture or anything like that.”
The Bishop stated that he would pray to “the god of our many understandings.” This seems to be the god that America wants now more than ever—a god of many understandings. Not the God of the Bible, not the God of truth, not the God Who has blessed America, but a god that will allow men to live however they want to live without consequence. “The god of our many understandings” is a post-modern idol that must be put away if revival will ever return to this country.
May Christians everywhere walk with great discernment in these days and stand unapologetically for the truth of the Gospel.