4 years ago, Obama had anti-gay douche bag Rick Warren, head of Saddleback Church in Cali, give the opening prayer and the gays were none to happy. Now at his second inauguration, Obama has made another poor choice in selecting a pastor who has made some pretty anti-gay statements in the past.
The Presidential Inauguration Committee announced Tuesday that the President Obama has selected Pastor Louie Giglio of the Georgia-based Passion City Church to deliver the benediction for his second inauguration. In a mid-1990s sermon identified as Giglio’s, available online on a Christian training website, he preached rabidly anti-LGBT views. The 54-minute sermon, entitled “In Search of a Standard – Christian Response to Homosexuality,” advocates for dangerous “ex-gay” therapy for gay and lesbian people, references a biblical passage often interpreted to require gay people be executed, and impels Christians to “firmly respond to the aggressive agenda” and prevent the “homosexual lifestyle” from becoming accepted in society. Below are some of the most disturbing views in the sermon.
Update: Giglio has withdrawn his participation due to pressure from us gays! Read the deets here
On the other hand, Gay poet Richard Blanco will read one of his poems during the ceremony Blanco has 3 firsts; the first openly gay poet, not to mention the first Latino AND the youngest. and may i ad CUTE!
No of course there will be some people who say it is only fair to have people with different beliefs systems represented, but i DISAGREE. Promoting discrimination and spreading hate, have no business being a part of something that is suppose to be about unity and moving this country forward to a better place…