January 21st, 2009

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Lowery delivers

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Conservative Preacher Opens with Support for Environmentalism, Separation of Church and State, and Global Justice

Help us, oh God, to remember that we are Americans,
united not by race, or religion, or blood,
but to our commitment to freedom and justice for all
When we fail to treat our fellow human beings
and all the Earth with the respect that they deserve:
Forgive us.
Rick Warren, Inaugural Invocation - Jan 20, 2009

Civil Rights Preacher Closes with Support for Gay Rights

Lord, in the complex arena of human relations,
let us make choices on the side of love, not hate
on the side of inclusion, not exclusion
tolerance, not intolerance
Joseph Lowery, Inaugural Benediction - Jan 20, 2009