Tony Perkins and his ever bitching anti-gay right-wing extremist hate group the Family Research Council is ever so pissed that exposed anti-gay “Pastor” Louis Giglio has been removed/dropped out from delivering the benediction prayer at President Obama’s upcoming send term inauguration.
“The President’s endorsement of same-sex ‘marriage’ wasn’t the culmination of the homosexual agenda–in many ways, it was just the beginning of a sweeping zero tolerance policy for any American with a biblical view of sexuality. The country is witnessing that for itself in the breaking news that the President’s inauguration no longer includes Pastor Louie Giglio, an evangelical minister who, years ago, delivered a sermon on the Christian response to homosexuality. Gay activists brought the comments to the President’s attention and demanded his removal from the ceremony. Although it’s unclear whether the White House forced him to withdraw or not, Pastor Giglio formally dropped out less than 24 hours later. In a press release, he insists that his participation and prayer ‘would be dwarfed by those seeking to make their agenda the focal point of the inauguration.
‘“What a difference four years makes! In 2009, when the Left was in an uproar about Pastor Rick Warren’s prayer, the President was quick to come to his defense. ‘We have to disagree without being disagreeable and then focus on those things we hold in common as Americans.’ Now, having revealed his true position on same-sex ‘marriage,’ the President seems determined to create even more division. If anything, this pulls back the curtain on the Left’s real agenda. And it’s not about tolerance. It’s about forced acceptance. Americans need to wake up and realize that the homosexual movement cannot be appeased–not by marriage, not by special benefits, not by anything but the sanitization of Christianity from the public square.” – Hate group and white supremacist leader Tony Perkins, via press release.
“A sweeping zero tolerance policy for any American with a biblical view of sexuality.”
Works for me.
And by the way Tony, mind your own fucking business.
Anti-gay Pastor Louis Giglio, who was somehow chosen to deliver the benediction prayer at President Obama’s upcoming send term inauguration has released a statement confirming that he will be “voluntarily” dropping out of the event.
Due to a message of mine that has surfaced from 15-20 years ago, it is likely that my participation, and the prayer I would offer, will be dwarfed by those seeking to make their agenda the focal point of the inauguration. Clearly, speaking on this issue has not been in the range of my priorities in the past fifteen years. Instead, my aim has been to call people to ultimate significance as we make much of Jesus Christ.
Neither I, nor our team, feel it best serves the core message and goals we are seeking to accomplish to be in a fight on an issue not of our choosing, thus I respectfully withdraw my acceptance of the President’s invitation. I will continue to pray regularly for the President, and urge the nation to do so. I will most certainly pray for him on Inauguration Day. Our nation is deeply divided and hurting, and more than ever need God’s grace and mercy in our time
Now that Giglio has removed himself from the event President Obama’s inauguration committee has released a message explaining why Giglio was chosen in the first place and highlights its incompetence:
We were not aware of Pastor Giglio’s past comments at the time of his selection and they don’t reflect our desire to celebrate the strength and diversity of our country at this Inaugural. Pastor Giglio was asked to deliver the benediction in large part for his leadership in combating human trafficking around the world. As we now work to select someone to deliver the benediction, we will ensure their beliefs reflect this administration’s vision of inclusion and acceptance for all Americans.
Even though most news outlets are reporting that Giglio voluntarily pulled himself from the line-up Thomas Roberts (MSNBC) is reporting Giglio was pulled by the inauguration committee after becoming aware of his past anti-gay remarks.
Whichever it was good riddance to bad rubbish and as for President Obama’s inauguration committee WE ARE WATCHING YOU.
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