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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