Mike Allen at Politico reports that the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, will deliver the invocation for the Jan. 18 kickoff inaugural event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. “The president-elect has respect for the Rt. Rev. Robinson, who offered his advice and counsel over the past couple of years,” an inaugural official said. “It also has the benefit of further reinforcing our commitment to an open and inclusive inaugural.” Read the rest of the piece here.