Obama Asks First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop To Lead Prayer At Easter Breakfast

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At the close of the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast on Monday, President Barack Obama unexpectedly turned the floor over to Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop.

Robinson tweeted about the impromptu prayer.

Robinson retired as bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in early 2013. He is now a senior fellow at the liberal think tank the Center for American Progress.

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