Louie Giglio to Offer Inaugural Benediction–NOT SO FAST!

January 10, 2013 12:12 pm

by Ed · 7 comments

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.

Hattip to my main man Charlie for the info. 

ricstewart January 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Hmmm…Rick Warren was invited to offer a prayer at the first inauguration. Maybe the patterned shirts and those chic glasses compensated for his anti-gay stance.

Ed January 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I don’t think my graphics selections get enough credit.

Stefan January 10, 2013 at 2:07 pm


Stefan January 10, 2013 at 2:07 pm

The pastor just wrote about it on his blog, including the letter he sent to White House withdrawing from the program:

AMB January 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Yesterday I had never heard of this guy. Today he self-destructs. Oh well.

bucky January 10, 2013 at 9:23 pm

He didn’t “self-destruct.” He was asked to give a prayer at an inauguration. A group with an agenda didn’t like that, so he said he’d rather not get wrapped up in the conflict. Last week, he led a conference of young adults that raised $3 million to fight human trafficking in places like India and Africa. With all due respect, I’m sure he hasn’t heard of you, either.

seekingtounderstand January 10, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Here are some ideas of whom President Obama should invite to say a prayer
The folks from Egypt name names and give dates.
That was from todays Investors Business Daily front page, but no other news organization covered the story.
America needs to look at that report.

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