The President Elect's transition team is insisting that progressive ECUSA Bishop Gene Robinson was invited to participate in inaugural weekend festivities before the Rick Warren Invocation Debacle, but I'm not really buying it.
I mean, if this really were the case, why didn't the Inaugural Committee communicate it as soon as the outcry against Rick Warren blew up in their faces? Even more telling, why would Reverend Robinson not have mentioned it himself when he was asked specifically to respond to the Warren selection?
I suspect this is more a case of Obama trying to cover his ass after cavalierly crapping on a key constituency that helped get him elected. But regardless of the timing or the motivation, it's a step in the right direction.