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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-19-09 02:27 AM
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HBO is passing the buck on Rev. Robinson... to the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
http://www.afterelton.com/blog/michaeljensen/developing...

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"Openly gay bishop Gene Robinson delivered the opening prayer before the start of the concert, but the prayer was not included as part of HBO's broadcast.

Contacted Sunday night by AfterElton.com concerning the exclusion of Robinson's prayer, HBO said via email, "The producer of the concert has said that the Presidential Inaugural Committee made the decision to keep the invocation as part of the pre-show."

Uncertain as to whether or not that meant that HBO was contractually prevented from airing the pre-show, we followed up, but none of the spokespeople available Sunday night could answer that question with absolute certainty."
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Round-and-round we go...
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-19-09 02:28 AM
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1. Who heads the Inaugural Committee?
Edited on Mon Jan-19-09 02:31 AM by FrenchieCat
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-19-09 02:31 AM
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2. FC, I like you and always have, but please choose your words carefully.
Edited on Mon Jan-19-09 02:33 AM by DRoseDARs
I'm tired, I just got home from work (janitorial), and this constant slighting of the gays really doesn't elevate my mood. Obama himself probably had jackshit to do with this, but HBO is saying yes, TEAM Obama made the decision.

Edit: While I was typing this post, I see you altered your question to something a little more neutral. Thank you.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-19-09 02:34 AM
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5. I thought about what I had written before I read your post......
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-19-09 02:35 AM
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6. *hugs*
:pals:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-19-09 02:36 AM
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8. Me too!
Edited on Mon Jan-19-09 02:36 AM by FrenchieCat
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-19-09 02:33 AM
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3. I think it is still unclear whose decision it was.
at least based on this. It could have been done by someone delegated by Obama, by someone in HBO who is now pointing fingers at Obama or theoretically at least by Obama. I would tend to suspect that it was someone besides Obama though.
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-19-09 02:34 AM
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4. That could be the case... Garth Brooks could have done one less song
in order to squeeze the Bishop in. :shrug:
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-19-09 02:35 AM
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7. The Pre Show Could Have Had
many speakers and other performers we didn't see.

That's how it was at Invesco. Until the heavy hitters started to come out, TV wasn't going to waste time to air regular folks talking.
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