Louie Giglio and the Presidential Inauguration, pt. 2

Louie Giglio

The other day I wrote a brief post on the rising religious standard required by the politically-correct elites if one is to stand and speak in the public square. There are fun times ahead. Today I want to point to a couple of very helpful posts which addressed a different angle on the Louie Giglio incident. Let me recap.

Pastor Giglio preached a sermon some 20 years ago, and in it he condemned homosexuality as a sin. A few days ago, that fact came out in public and, because Pastor Giglio was due to pray at President Obama’s inauguration, Giglio got in trouble with the gay lobby and their friends (which evidently includes President Obama). Once in trouble, Giglio evidently stepped down from his role in the inauguration. He voluntarily stepped down. Here’s Giglio’s stated reason why he stepped down:

“Due to a message of mine that has surfaced from 15-20 years ago, it is likely that my participation, and the prayer I would offer, will be dwarfed by those seeking to make their agenda the focal point of the inauguration. Clearly, speaking on this issue has not been in the range of my priorities in the past fifteen years. Instead, my aim has been to call people to ultimate significance as we make much of Jesus Christ.”

Here is how I read it: Giglio is withdrawing because some people made a fuss about what he said about homosexuality, and because homosexuality has been an important issue in his ministry since ‘that sermon’ he would rather not cause a fuss about it. It would cause people to be distracted from the core of his ministry; the Gospel. At this point I will point you elsewhere, because anything I say from now on will be indebted to these fine folk. Continue reading Louie Giglio and the Presidential Inauguration, pt. 2

Louie Giglio and the Presidential Inauguration

Louie Giglio

About one week ago, evangelical pastor Louie Giglio rejected President Obama’s offer to pray at the presidential inauguration. The reason? Pressure groups made a big fat deal about some very faithful comments he made about homosexuality. He made the comments some time ago, but that is beside the point. He made them. The politically correct world hates them. He felt the pressure, and withdrew his participation. It is likely, I would suggest, that the Obama camp also had a say in his withdrawing, as they made a statement saying that Giglio’s views contravene the President’s on homosexuality.

There have been lots of insightful responses from various people, and I encourage Continue reading Louie Giglio and the Presidential Inauguration