Does HBO fear a gay-friendly planet?

Home Box Office omitted Bishop Gene Robinson's invocation in its coverage of the "We Are One" pre-Inauguration concert on Sunday. Assorted bloggers, including TV critic Aaron Barnhart of The Kansas City Star and nka of TPM Café, are speculating about whether this omission amounted to censorship, and who should be blamed for it. Barnhart proposes the odd theory, as one of three possibilities, that the Obama campaign "never intended for Robinson to be seen on national TV."

Texts of Robinson's prayer are available from Episcopal Café and Sarah Pulliam's report for the Christianity Today politics blog. Sarah also shot the video that leads this post.

On Episcopal Café, Jim Naughton pointed out before the event that Robinson has revived his blog.

Hat tip: Cathy Lynn Grossman of USA Today.

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