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Farewell, Louie Giglio?

What the controversy following Obama's selection of the pastor to pray at the second inaugural says about the gap between gays and evangelicals.

This week the White House announced that Louie Giglio would offer the benediction at President Obama's second inauguration. Giglio isn't a stranger to Obama or official White House events. Last year he prayed with the President at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast which I attended. At the time no one raised any objection to Giglio's participation either in the media, or at the event which included those with more progressive views on the issue of gay rights.

That is no longer the case. It seems that after the inauguration committee announced Giglio's role, the Center for American Progress Action Fund discovered a sermon by Giglio from the 1990s titled "In Search of a Standard–Christian Response to Homosexuality." In the message Giglio identifies homosexual activity as "sin in the eyes of God, and it is sin in the word of God." He warned that the movement to normalize homosexuality "is not a benevolent movement," and added, "It is a movement to seize by any means necessary the feeling ...

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