Louie GiglioThat’s the headline.  Perhaps it should have read “Christian pastor withdraws from Obama inauguration after it is discovered that he’s a Christian.”

A website, ThinkProgress, published a sermon Reverend Louie Giglio preached in the 90’s in which he said these “shocking” words:

If you look at the counsel of the word of God, Old Testament, New Testament, you come quickly to the conclusion that homosexuality is not an alternate lifestyle… homosexuality is not just a sexual preference, homosexuality is not gay, but homosexuality is sin. It is sin in the eyes of God, and it is sin according to the word of God. You come to only one conclusion: homosexuality is less than God’s best for his creation.”

The Bible condemns homosex, so it should be no surprise that a Christian pastor will also condemn homosex as sinful.

Not only did the Reverend Giglio withdraw from the inauguration, but the Presidential Inaugural Committee threw him under the bus for his views as well.  Spokeswoman Addie Whisenant said, “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.”  So what will they do now?  “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.”  That’s right, they’ll only accept a minister who approves of homosexuality.

Welcome to the new America!  This is what so-called “gay rights” leads to: censoring all those who disagree.  Where is their tolerance?