Many articles have been written on why Pastor Louie Giglio withdrew from giving the benediction at President Obama’s second inauguration on Monday. Now the story on why Giglio may have pulled out and what might have happened between the Presidential Inaugural Committee and the White House is discussed.
My colleague at The Christian Post, Michelle Vu, has written an excellent article entitled Obama May Have Disagreed With Inaugural Committee’s Handling of Giglio Controversy, describing how the decision to scrub Giglio may not have sat well with the White House, but nevertheless, President Obama seemed reluctant to use his political capital to keep Giglio on the program.
The Atlanta based founder of the Passion Conference gave a sermon to his congregation in the mid-1990′s exclaiming what the Bible says about homosexuality. Like tens of thousands of other pastors who have done the same, he has since been labeled ”vehemently anti-gay.”
Vu writes: ”In Giglio’s mid-90s sermon, he also warned that gay activists were likely to seek to exclude Christians from the public forum for holding traditional biblical views of homosexuality. He said: “Underneath this issue is a very powerful and aggressive movement. That movement is not a benevolent movement, 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 and is given full standing as any other lifestyle, as it relates to family,” Vu wrote in the CP article.
Christians are now having to ask if they are now being relegated to the closet by those with a liberal agenda simply because they subscribe to God’s written word. My prayer is that Christians for all walks of life stand up in a loving, but forceful manner, on the basic truths of the Bible.