When Barack Obama chose prominent pastor and traditional marriage advocate Rick Warren to deliver the traditional blessing at the inauguration ceremony, Obama deeply upset many in his base. While the move appeared to be an olive branch to conservative Americans, many felt that Obama lent legitimacy to Warren's non-inclusive and sometimes inflammatory positions on homosexuality.
Now, Obama appears to have tried to right (or left) the ship. Gene Robinson, an Anglican Bishop who also happens to be openly gay, will kick off the inauguration weekend with an opening prayer at a star-studded nationally televised event on Sun. Jan. 18.
When Obama came under fire for his Warren pick he said: "It's important for America to come together, even though we may have disagreements on certain social issues." Now that he chose prominent representatives for both sides of the gay marriage debate has he swayed you toward appreciating the representation of all viewpoints?