"Benediction at Obama 's inauguration, Rev. Joseph Lowery: 'Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around... when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen. Say Amen'..." (From the Drudge Report)
Was that really necessary? Was the inauguration of the man who says he wants to "heal the Nation" really the proper venue for such divisive rhetoric in a prayer?
And then there's this:
"Some in the crowd, weary of Bush's eight years in office, booed the president when the large viewing screens near the World War II Memorial flashed an image of the exiting president arriving at the swearing-in ceremony." (Complete story here.)
I know that President Obama did not approve of that conduct (booing President Bush) and I'm confident he would have stopped it if he could have. But despite the symbolism, despite President Obama's speech, despite the gushing media groupies, despite starry-eyed followers; it appears that little has changed. I honestly hope I'm wrong. Time will tell. Nonetheless, may God give President Obama the wisdom and courage to lead our Nation in the way of righteousness. And may the President listen to that still, small voice.