Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Obama Selects First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

by Andrew Kirell
April 14th, 2014

President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer.

Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop.

Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive Center for American Progress.

A tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: "POTUS "preaches" at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!"

Read the full story at www.VirtueOnline.org

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