BREAKING: Statement from Presidential Inauguration Committee on Bishop Gene Robinson
January 19, 2009
PIC communications director Josh Earnest responded today to the outcry over Bishop Gene Robinson's invocation prayer being omitted from HBO's coverage of yesterday's pre-inaugural concert:
We had always intended and planned for Rt. Rev. Robinson's invocation to be included in the televised portion of yesterday's program. We regret the error in executing this plan - but are gratified that hundreds of thousands of people who gathered on the mall heard his eloquent prayer for our nation that was a fitting start to our event.