Yesterday, your intrepid correspondent brought news to you that the Rev. Louie Giglio would offer the benediction at Obama’s inauguration. Or rather–was scheduled to do so.
ABC’s Jonathan Karl reports he was cut when a sermon that Rev. Giglio offered in the 90s was discovered. In it, he spoke of the “aggressive [homosexual] agenda.” He added “it is not a benevolent movement, it is a movement to seize by any means necessary the feeling and the mood of the day, to the point where the homosexual lifestyle becomes accepted as a norm in our society and is given full standing as any other lifestyle, as it relates to family.”
As our own Jim Galloway posted, somewhat snarkishly (but 100% accurately): “This is unexpected from a well-known, conservative pastor? Somebody didn’t do his homework.”
One hopes that President Obama will stick with an Atlanta-based pastor to replace Giglio. This reporter humbly suggests Rev. Eddie Long. He’s legit. Trust me.
ETA: CNN says Giglio withdrew himself from the schedule.