How did Jim Giglio get picked in the first place?

Rev. Louie Giglio was to deliver the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration but withdrew after LGBTQ groups protested anti-gay remarks he made in the 1990s. (AP/File)

Rev. Louie Giglio was to deliver the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration but withdrew after LGBTQ groups protested anti-gay remarks he made in the 1990s. (AP/File)

I have no idea what the Rev. Louie Gigliothinks about gay people these days. But in a sermon from 15 years ago, he called homosexuality a sin and sought to entice repentance from followers who engaged in it. And that, apparently, is what got Giglio disinvited from the presidential inauguration, where he was set to to give the benediction.

Believe me, I was pretty dismayed to see President Obama invite yet another evangelical preacher with a negative focus on queers to come celebrate the beginning of his second term after he had Rich Warren, whose record of inflammatory anti-gay preaching is pretty clear, at his historic first inaugural.

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