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Bishop Gene Robinson speaks after accepting the Kolzak award at the 20th GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, California April 18, 2009. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation sponsors the awards which promote the accurate representation of gay and lesbian persons. REUTERS/Fred Prouser                  (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT) - RTXE4QN Bishop Gene Robinson speaks after accepting the Kolzak award at the 20th GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, California April 18, 2009. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation sponsors the awards which promote the accurate representation of gay and lesbian persons. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT) - RTXE4QN  

First openly gay Episcopal Bishop delivers closing Easter prayer

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

President Obama tapped the first openly gay Episcopal Bishop to lead the closing Easter Prayer, Monday.

According to Talking Points Memo, Obama unexpectedly called on Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer.

Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, tweeted about the honor, ironically taking the Lord’s name in vain in the process.

“POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” he tweeted with a picture.

 

“OMG,” for the uninitiated, is short for “Oh my God.”

Robinson retired as bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire last year. He is currently a fellow at the Center for American Progress.

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