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Widow of Medgar Evers to Deliver Invocation at Obama Inauguration

posted on January 9, 2013

The Washington Post‘s Michelle Boorstein examines President Obama’s choice of Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain civil rights icon Medgar Evers, to deliver the President’s invocation. She also reports the president’s choice of conservative evangelical pastor Louie Giglio, founder of the Passion Conferences, to deliver the benediction. She writes, “The contrasting choice of speakers are typical of a president who has walked a sometimes complicated path when it comes to religion—working to be inclusive to the point that critics at times have questioned his faith.” 

Read at The Washington Post