Monday, January 14, 2013

Must not speak any ill of homosexuality

An evangelical pastor from Atlanta announced Thursday that he would not give the benediction at President Obama’s swearing-in ceremony after a sermon he gave on homosexuality in the mid-1990s resurfaced earlier this week.

In that sermon, the Rev. Louie Giglio called for Christians to “firmly respond to the aggressive agenda” of some in the gay community and warns that widespread gay marriage ”would run the risk of absolutely undermining the whole order of our society.”

In a statement, Giglio said that his participation “will be dwarfed by those seeking to make their agenda the focal point of the inauguration.”

Giglio pastors the Passion City Church in Atlanta, where many of his sermons present a traditional view of gender roles and marriage. On Faith has more on Giglio and the sermon, including excerpts of the most inflammatory passages.

The pastor was selected for the benediction because of the work he has done to raise awareness of human trafficking,


A comment I saw on Facebook:

"Giglio has been my pastor for the last few months, since my husband and I discovered Passion City Church. I believe the man is incapable of hating anyone. Once again, the militant, intolerant homosexual community is trying to bring down a good man just because he believes God's word and is not politically correct. Obama does not deserve such a fine man praying at his inauguration."


Anonymous said...

It seems Obama is the only one allowed to "evolve" in issues involving homosexuality.

Anonymous said...

Funny how the only real hatred we see is always coming from those who accuse everyone else of hatred. When it comes to rabid hatred, no one beats radical gay activists. And, oddly enough, laws against so-called "hate speech" and "hate crimes" were deliberately invented to protect them from us!

Be patient, their chosen lifestyle will eventually solve the problem for us.

Bird of Paradise said...

To liberal rlrtists the U.S. CONSTITUTION is for them only since they seem to believe they have some moral superity when in reality their ignorant and arrogant

Anonymous said...

Amusing how the intolerant (ie. such so-called Christians) accuse others of intolerance when it is they who bagan the intolerance of gays. If the religious bigots had nothing to say on the subject, neither would the "militant" gays have anyting to be "militant" about!
The sky won't fall when gays can marry, any more than when the blacks and whites could marry inter-racially, or when the blacks and women could vote.
Religion is always resisting social change (yes, the Earth does go round the Sun and not the opposite, and yes "Adam and Eve" was an allegory).

Anonymous said...

Why would you have a benediction for a man who is quite obviously an atheistic Marxist? Why would you want to hitch your wagon to a man who hates everything you stand for? It's all a pony show. Kabuki Theater.

Anonymous said...

Obama was a bigot until just last year.

Anonymous said...

"a man who is quite obviously an atheistic Marxist"

This is an anti-PC blog. Why don't you stop being PC and just call him a nigger? I know you want to.

Go Away Bird said...

Phooie on this PC nonsense im getting so tired of this PC nonsense

Use the Name, Luke said...

From the White House:

“We were not aware of Pastor Giglio’s past comments at the time of his selection, and they don’t reflect our desire to celebrate the strength and diversity of our country at this inaugural. Pastor Giglio was asked to deliver the benediction in large part because of his leadership in combating human trafficking around the world. As we now work to select someone to deliver the benediction, we will ensure their beliefs reflect this administration’s vision of inclusion and acceptance for all Americans.

All Americans except Christians, that is. All "inclusive"? Nope, by deliberately excluding certain Americans, they are most definitely NOT being "inclusive".

I can't say it any better than this…

The Presidential Inaugural Committee and the White House have now declared historic, biblical Christianity to be out of bounds, casting it off the inaugural program as an embarrassment. By its newly articulated standard, any preacher who holds to the faith of the church for the last 2,000 years is persona non grata. By this standard, no Roman Catholic prelate or priest can participate in the ceremony. No Evangelical who holds to biblical orthodoxy is welcome. The vast majority of Christians around the world have been disinvited. Mormons, and the rabbis of Orthodox Judaism are out. Any Muslim imam who could walk freely in Cairo would be denied a place on the inaugural program. Billy Graham, who participated in at least ten presidential inaugurations is welcome no more. Rick Warren, who incited a similar controversy when he prayed at President Obama’s first inauguration, is way out of bounds. In the span of just four years, the rules are fully changed.
Albert Mohler

The Obama administration is not "diverse". They are not"neutral". They have picked sides.

Warning, this kind of push to choose between following the government or following the Bible has happened before. At that time, those who stuck to the Bible were called "Confessional Christians" and those who abandoned the Bible to go along with the government were called "German Christians".

Anonymous said...

Oh Luke and his mythological rants.

Anonymous said...

Luke, like many so-called Christians, thinks that if their religion doesn't dominate the national sphere then they are discriminated against. The government is meant to represent all citizens and not just Christians and not just theists, so government ceremonies should only be government-related and not have anything to do with people's religious beliefs or non-beliefs.