Wednesday, December 17, 2008
OBAMA INVITES PRO-LIFE CLERGYMAN TO GIVE INVOCATION
Pro-Life Pastor Rick Warren to Give Invocation at Obama Inauguration
The Brody Report says that Pro-life pastor Rick Warren will give the invocation at President-Elect Barack Obama’s inauguration.
Brody, a conservative evangelical Protestant writes "It makes a whole lot of sense." [This] "is a signal to religious conservatives that he’s willing to bring in both sides to the faith discussion in this country. Obama has never shied away from that."
The benediction will be led by Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, the noted civil rights leader.
The order of the program will be as follows:
The United States Marine Band
The San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus
Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein
Dr. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA
Oath of Office Administered to Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
By Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
The Honorable John Paul Stevens
Musical Selection, John Williams, composer/arranger
Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
Gabriela Montero, Piano
Anthony McGill, Clarinet
Oath of Office Administered to President-elect Barack H. Obama
By the Chief Justice of the United States
The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr.
The President of the United States, The Honorable Barack H. Obama
The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery
The National Anthem
The United States Navy Band “Sea Chanters”