HBO Says Inaugural Committee Made Decision Not to Air Bishop Robinson Prayer
UPDATE 4pm eastern: We are hearing that Bishop Robinson’s prayer will be shown on the mall before the swearing-in.
Bishop Robinson’s exclusion from the HBO broadcast of the opening ceremony upset and deeply offended many in the progressive, LGBTQ+A and religious communities. According to email correspondence with afterelton.com, HBO says it was the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s decision to keep Robinson off the air:
The producer of the concert has said that the Presidential Inaugural Committee made the decision to keep the invocation as part of the pre-show.
Way to make your constituents feel included.
Our calls to HBO and the Presidential Inaugural Committee were not returned by post time.