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An Atlanta pastor who was picked to deliver the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration this month has withdrawn from the ceremony amid a controversy over a sermon he apparently preached on homosexuality in the 1990s.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

    If some that say, prove to me that God exist, I'd like to see Scientific proof that anyone was, born that way.
    Scientific proof that shows no abnormalities such as gender confusion.

    January 10, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Excuse me for the double post, I used brackets which excluded the sentence with in them in my post @ 3:47.

    January 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    It has also been said that Adam and Eve were 'perfect' humans in every respect. Therefore, the theory that God made me that way is blown. The first abnormalities being present in a fetus that I could see is, Cain.

    January 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Of course he wasn't gender confused. He did have imperfection present tho, which can be considered a form of abnormality. But your point that he was jealous is correct, since it seemed to be an inherited trait of his parents.

    January 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Yeah, back in Cain and Able's time, it was pure raw jealousy... good old fashion learned willful sin.

    January 10, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    Im a moderate Liberal and proud of it . But if LGT groups pressered this man to withdrawl than shame on their narrow ,extream ,left wing ,stupid thinking.

    January 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      @ s kel, Most don't call out the LGT groups when they impose there pressure tactics; knowing that it's popular to side with them. Most of God's laws are made to be evil in public opinion and the Devils laws, made to be good. At least that's the way it seems to be shifting to me.

      January 10, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    I think I get your point about God making humans with the capacity for jealousy; Satan? Would that be the point you're making?

    January 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    Excellent point !

    January 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    I still find that fascinating; that Cain was the glaring opposition of Abel, Such evil present to kill your own brother.

    January 10, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ree

    So many people SO ignorant about God's Word, and SO many who don't care WHAT His Word says. God is Love and is mighty in Mercy. He is also Perfect in Judgement. Sin cannot enter Heaven.

    January 10, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dog boy

    @Ree. Flesh can't even enyer heaven, let-alone 'sin'. (the word 'sin' literally meaning imperfect. Like, many legal things are sins, and many legal things aren't sins. So, man's law has nothing to do with it. We are all imperfect and break the perfect laws of God daily, even if by accident. For Christ did not die so we could do crimes.

    January 10, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Reef

    Anything to draw attention away from Obama ordering a child to go into a classroom and shoot someone with a shotgun to further his case for martial law.

    January 10, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • keeroc15

      I presume that you will be one of the loonies that will be denied a gun when future legislation bans the insane from owning one.

      January 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    The capacity for emotions in many forms was part of what God gave us. Final answer. 😉

    January 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dog boy

    That "child" posted on his FB page that it wasn't him. (Lanza) After that, his account and every FB account that began massively distributing the truth about the Sandy Hook Hoax was/were deleted. The founder of FB is himself a long standing member of the Bilderberger Society, by chance?

    January 10, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. byonespirit

    Pink Mafia strikes again.

    January 10, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
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