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Louie Giglio Pulls Out of Inaugural Over Anti-gay Comments

posted on January 11, 2013

Natalie Jennings of The Washington Post reports that the Rev. Louie Giglio, who was selected by the inaugural committee to give the benediction at the president’s second inauguration, has decided not to participate in the ceremony. The decision came after a sermon of Giglio’s from the mid-1990s resurfaced; in it, he “called for Christians to ‘firmly respond to the aggressive agenda’ of some in the gay community.” On Thursday, Giglio stated that his participation “will be dwarfed by those seeking to make their agenda the focal point of the inauguration.”

Read at The Washington Post