Rev. V. Gene Robinson Does Times Talk
BY Jonathan Vatner
June 17 2009 12:00 AM ET
Robinson, who advised Obama during his campaign and gave the invocation to open the inauguration festivities (and was bitterly censured by religious groups for omitting any reference to Jesus Christ, in a spirit of inclusion), stated his belief that the president opposes the Defense of Marriage Act and will come out against it when the time is right. He was also confident that Obama would get rid of "don't ask, don't tell." His only complaint was that the president wasn't acting fast enough.
"We've been told so many times that he's got a lot on his plate," Robinson said. "But we elected him because he could do more than one thing at a time."
He also hinted at a promising piece of insider knowledge from the Obama camp. "I think we'll hear some things over the coming days and weeks that will please our community," he said -- though apparently his efforts toward inclusion ended there: When Goodstein pressed him for details, he only replied, "Wouldn't you like to know!"
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