There was a little bit of backlash from the secular community — some people objected to the very idea of invocations in the first place and didn’t like that Andrew gave a speech at all.
At the recent Secular Student Alliance New England Leadership Summit, Andrew spoke about how he was chosen to deliver the invocation as well as his responses to the backlash.
My favorite bit comes at 20:45 🙂
Once you watch the speech, you can tell why Andrew was chosen. He’s a terrific representative of the Humanist community.