Pastor withdraws from Obama inauguration over sermon on gays
January 10th, 2013
11:51 AM ET

Pastor withdraws from Obama inauguration over sermon on gays

[Updated at 12:14 p.m. ET] An Atlanta pastor who was picked to deliver the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration this month has withdrawn from the ceremony amid a controversy over a sermon he apparently preached on homosexuality in the 1990s.

The Rev. Louis Giglio sent a letter of withdrawal to the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Criticism over the selection swirled after the liberal website Think Progress posted a sermon that it said Giglio gave in the mid-1990s, a speech the site called "vehemently anti-gay."

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  1. dog boy

    You folks believe everything national TV shows you. Pitiful. You question NOTHING these days. A frreaking forklift could get your eyebrows to raise.

    January 10, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    "A frreaking forklift could get your eyebrows to raise."
    Point in case... How many knew that the founder of FB was a member of the Bilderberger Society.
    Seems most have no desire to look.

    January 10, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dog boy

    Local News video showed police chasing a second suspect clear into the woods and arresting him, with Nationwide News reporting that police were simply securing the area. Yet, your eyebrows will not raise.

    January 10, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. John Goodman, Medical Examiner

    @Chief Medical Examiner...How many of the schoolchildren were little girls?
    "Well, there were dead schoolchildren over there and I looked at them and...and, and then I started examining them and examined them. Some were bloody too. But I..I really can't say how many were girls. I'm only a medical examiner."
    Few eyebrows were raised at this very poor acting job.
    Elsie's dad...he couldn't even mil a tear such a lousy actor he was. And he couldn't even memorize his lines! He read from cue cards to TV cameras! But who are they trying to fool? Dummies who believe everything on national TV news! How hard could that be?

    January 10, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Auburn

    Notice how the administration is oh so quick to condemn the pastors remarks, state that they want someone to reflect their views, blah blah blah, and yet, they are supportive of their cabinet pick that made remarks about gays.

    January 10, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dani

    The tide's a turnin'.

    January 12, 2013 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
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