by Dr. D ~ January 19th, 2013
Are you now or have you ever been ‘Anti-gay’? That seems to be the new ‘witch hunt’ question driving the major media when it comes to Christian ministers. It also now seems to be a major qualifying question to be answered in the negative for anyone participating in the 2nd Inauguration of President Barack Obama.
It all started when Pastor Louie Giglio was chosen to give the benediction at the Inaugural this year. He was being honored for his leadership in combatting human slavery around the world. Then a homosexual rights group uncovered a recording of a sermon preached by the pastor 18 years ago presenting a Biblical teaching on homosexuality and all heck broke loose.
Soon Pastor Giglio withdrew from giving the prayer and the White House made the following statement:
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 for 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.
We were all caught up in the whirlwind events that followed the ‘Giglio debacle’ earlier this month but now after a few days to consider and evaluate what happened we now realize that there are dark future implications for Christians who still believe in the Bible in the zeitgeist of this radically changing culture.