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An Atlanta pastor who was picked to deliver the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration this month has withdrawn from the ceremony amid a controversy over a sermon he apparently preached on homosexuality in the 1990s.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

    @Truth, The..(Truthy, for short. k?).
    Well, Truthy. Liberals aren't conservative about guns at all. They're just very afraid of the great big fully automatic large calibre weapons and Israeli made Uzzi handheld machine guns.
    They really have no problem with men adjusting to their meds carrying .44 mag handguns around town.

    January 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • sjajr

      Oh those nasty liberals comming to take away your guns and your Jaysus.

      January 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dog boy fact, odds are the men with heads that bobble when they walk voted for Obama and have each accidentally discharged their guns several times over the years. They aren't even supposed to operate heavy machinery when their doped ya know.

    January 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dog boy

    Take Carl, for example. Carl was Mesa State College's star basketball player imported from another State. He was 7' tall, and bi-polar like me.
    After college, he worked as a bouncer at the Sud's N Sound's Disco pick-up bar. He bounced me a time or two even.
    Then he became a Deputy Sheriff of mesa County, Colorado.
    Today, Carl's still a jailer. He walks with a limp b/c the first time he drew his .38 revolver in the course of duty, he blew his right ass cheek off. Of course they took his guns away. Sheesh!

    January 10, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Age Challanged

    This guy made his staements back in the 90's. His views could have changed a dozen times since then. Back then people, especially so called "Christian" ones, were still hard lining on the gay issues. I'm sure he regrets saying them but i give him credit for backing out and not involving the Pres. On the other hand, I think these do gooders need to lighten up a little. The 90's? Why not check his family line out to see if anyone in his past was involved in which burning while we're at it!

    January 10, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Age Challanged

      Sorry should have said Witch LOL

      January 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yeahright

      Wrong part of the country for witches, those would have been the northerners. If he changed his mind a dozen times since then he wouldn't be a very sincere person. Again if he had evolved into the belief that all creatures are Gods children or some such tolerance, I'm sure every TV station in the country would give him a 'pulpit'.

      January 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sjajr

    Those liberals again. Comming to take your guns and your Jaysus.

    January 10, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dog boy

    Indiscriminatly spreading hiv is hardly decent and fair.

    January 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dog boy

    Most Ameritrons will tell you there's a burning hellfire somewhere still burning Americans alive. No sh/t. I'm not making this up. Some ameritrons even teach our children this. LEGALLY!

    January 10, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dog boy

    Oh those liberals still carrying guns when they can't even keep their own head from bobbleing when they walk!

    January 10, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dog boy

    I highly doubt that those medicated men who shot your schoolchildren and moviegoers were staunch hardliners.
    Get a cahluewwwww!

    January 10, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dog boy

    LMAO "everyone are God's children" LMAO

    January 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dog boy

    Lookit that kid over there with handlebar ears and eyes that almost touch. God made him that way. The dangerous chemicals his parents were on didn't have a thing to do with it.
    God made crackbabies. LMAO Are you fer real Behind, Hide?

    January 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dog boy

    God didn't make your kids that way. YOU did. Get a clue.

    January 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dog boy

    Hospitalers call it the crack baby ward, not the God baby ward. (for example)

    January 10, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dog boy

    @right, Yeah. (rather) All are made that way by none other than God Himself. What a crock of horse puckey.

    January 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    If some that say , I'd like to see Scientific proof that anyone was .
    Scientific proof that shows no abnormalities such as gender confusion.

    January 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
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