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Obama’s Inaugural Pastor Said To Be Anti-Gay

From an outraged New York Times:

Pastor Chosen for Inaugural Was Criticized as Antigay

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG | January 9, 2013

WASHINGTON — The pastor whom President Obama has chosen to deliver the benediction at his inauguration this month delivered a sermon in the 1990s in which he called on fellow Christians to fight the “aggressive agenda” of the gay rights movement and advocated “the healing power of Jesus” as “the only way out of a homosexual lifestyle.”

That is a major blasphemy in today’s current religion of liberalism.

Think Progress, a liberal blog affiliated with the Center for American Progress Action Fund, reported Wednesday afternoon on the sermon delivered by the Rev. Louie Giglio, an Atlanta minister and founder of the Passion Conferences, a group dedicated to uniting college students in worship and prayer.

Think Progress is the blog of the Center For American Progress. Which is the Democrats’ foremost ‘think tank.’ (If you can ever associate thinking with Democrats.)

So this represents a very interesting fissure in the liberal ranks. Of course, the New York Times would be all over this like a cheap suit, given their magnificent obsession with pushing the gay agenda.

The speech, “In Search of a Standard — Christian Response to Homosexuality,” can be heard on Discipleship Library, a Christian training Web site.

They are teaching children to hate!

In it, Mr. Giglio cites Scripture in saying that homosexuality “is sin in the eyes of God, and it is sin in the word of God.” He warned against gay rights. “That movement is not a benevolent movement,” he said. “It is a movement to seize by any means necessary the feeling and the mood of the day, to the point where the homosexual lifestyle becomes accepted as a norm in our society.”

Crucify him!

Inaugural officials did not respond to a request for comment, and a spokeswoman for Mr. Giglio was not available.

Wayne Besen, founder of Truth Wins Out, which fights antigay sentiment, said: “It is imperative that Giglio clarify his remarks and explain whether he has evolved on gay rights, like so many other faith and political leaders. It would be a shame to select a preacher with backward views on L.G.B.T. people at a moment when the nation is rapidly moving forward on our issues.”

In other words, Mr. Giglio had better confess him sins in public and back immediately penance, or burn in the modern equivalent of hell: Being criticized and mocked by the mainstream media.

The controversy over Mr. Giglio carries echoes of the 2009 inaugural, when Mr. Obama offended many gay people by selecting the Rev. Rick Warren, author of “A Purpose Driven Life” and an opponent of same-sex marriage, to deliver the invocation. Gay rights advocates have not forgotten…

Which is to say the New York Times has not forgotten.

But the president also pleased his gay constituency on Wednesday, when his committee announced that it had selected Richard Blanco, an openly gay writer of Cuban descent, to be the 2013 inaugural poet.

Though that has probably ticked off Obama’s pro-Castro constituents. ‘What a tangled web we weave, once we try to be PC.’

By the way, the reverend who gave Obama’s 2009 inauguration benediction, Joseph Lowery, made some headlines at a October 27, 2012 get-out-the-vote event for Obama.

According to according to an October 31st article in the Monroe County Reporter newspaper, as reported by the Daily Caller, Lowery told the audience of up to 300 African-Americans “that when he was a young militant, he used to say all white folks were going to hell. Then he mellowed and just said most of them were. Now, he said, he is back to where he was.”

The Monroe County Reporter also reported that Lowery said that at the same rally: “I don’t know what kind of a n****r wouldn’t vote with a black man running.”

So we suppose it’s some kind of a minor miracle that Obama didn’t ask Rev. Lowery to reprise his role for his second inauguration.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, January 10th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

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