Louie Giglio to Offer Inaugural Benediction–NOT SO FAST!

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. 


  1. ricstewart says:

    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.

    • bucky says:

      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.

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