The first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, Robinson’s 2003 election caused a rift in the church, provoking several dioceses and dozens of parishes to secede in protest. Though he’d been an early public supporter of Obama, Robinson called the inaugural invitation to Warren “a slap in the face.”
“I’m all for Rick Warren being at the table,” Robinson told the New York Times. “But we’re not talking about a discussion; we’re talking about putting someone up front and center at what will be the most watched inauguration in history, and asking his blessing on the nation. And the God that he’s praying to is not the God that I know.”
Mr. Robinson’s recognition that he prays to a different god than the God to whom Rick Warren prays may also have been accompanied by a hint about the god he has decided to worship when he went on to state in a related email:
“It will be an enormous honor to offer prayers for the country and the new president, standing on the holy ground where the ‘I have a dream speech’ was delivered by Dr. King,”
Fortunately for the rest of us, Mr. Robinson did not provide any other clarifying details about the idol he created in his own image and to whom he prays.
(Source: US News, emphsis added)