Refugees are promoted to exalted company

The inauguration festivities included this prayer, as reported in the Christian Science Monitor:

“Bless this nation with anger: anger at discrimination at home and abroad, against refugees and immigrants, women, people of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people,” said the Right Rev. Robinson at Sunday’s opening of inaugural ceremonies.

That would be V. Gene Robinson, the loudly homosexual Episcopalian bishop whose elevation to that office set off a worldwide rift in the Anglican church. He was chosen for Sunday’s event apparently to soothe the left’s anger at the choice of the Rev. Rick Warren to give the inaugural invocation. (The “V” stands for Vicki, by the way. Honest.)

If Robinson is an expert on anything, it’s on which groups are favored by the Great and Good as Official Victims. I think we knew about most of those he listed — people of color, GLBT people, women; yawn. But he put refugees first in his list, and immigrants right after. Is this an omen?  Are refugees and immigrants more worthy victims than the others? We’ll see.

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