Obama Inauguration

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Obama’s address

Placing his hand on the Bible once used by Lincoln, Barack Obama took the Oath of Office at 12:05 p.m. on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Immediately following, he delivered his Inaugural Address to a sea of flag-waving Americans, which stretched down the National Mall to the Lincoln Memorial and beyond. The full text…

Warren’s Prayer

An excerpt: “It all exists for your glory; the Lord is one. And You are the compassionate and merciful one. And You are loving to everyone has made. Today, we rejoice not only in America’s peaceful transfer of power; we celebrate a hinge point of history with the inauguration of the first African American president…

The People Gather For Change

Today is the day. 1/20/2009. At 12:00 noon Barack Obama will take the oath of offic of the President of the United States of America. Today, the long national nightmare that was the 43rd President George W. Bush comes to an end.

Gene Robinson’s Prayer, That Wasn’t Broadcast

Seems that Barack Obama’s Inaugural Committee screwed up again. They apparently told HBO not to broadcast Bishop Gene Robinson’s Invocation at the Lincoln Memorial Concert Sunday. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWWAnitUCw4&eurl=http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/gene-robinson-prayer-no-one-wanted-b&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Presidential Inaugural Committee spokesman Josh Earnest’s explanation: “We had always intended and planned for Rt. Rev. Robinson’s invocation to be included in the televised portion of yesterday’s program.…

Why I Hope

“Marriage isn’t a special right. Marriage is a civil right.” – Robin Tyler, one of the plaintiffs in the Prop H8 lawsuit currently before the California Supreme Court Yesterday, something amazing occurred. On a beautiful and sunny Sunday in Southern California, people came to speak up, speak out, come out, and make a difference. And…

Obama Speaks at Lincoln Memorial

This afternoon, Barack Obama spoke before an estimated crowd of 800,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial. Below is the video from MSNBC.com. The entire event can be viewed on HBO.com at 7pm ET/PT, Sunday, January 18, 2009. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy