Sunday, January 18, 2009
Did you enjoy seeing the Rev. Gene Robinson at the inaugural invocation at the Washington Mall today? Oh, what’s that? You don’t recall seeing Rev. Gene Robinson?
Well, that’s because HBO, who Obama sold the exclusive televised rights to the broadcast events, chose to censor the openly gay Bishop from the televised feed.
An unfortunate accident? Maybe. But after the fracas following Obama inviting the wildly homophobic Rev. Rick Warren to perform the inaugural invocation on Tuesday, one might think the president-elect and his team would be a bit more mindful about how this looks.
One thing’s for certain. Don’t expect HBO to censor out Rick Warren from the festivities this Tuesday.
Please email HBO and demand accountability for the snub. Use this LINK.
Editors Note: I received an email from HBO’s PR folks who claim the diss was due to a “technical glitch.” Curious. The Gay Mens Chorus wasn’t shown by HBO either. I guess the HBO cameras just flip out when pointed at a homosexual.