Rev. Louie Giglio Backs Out Of Inaugural Appearance Following Outcry

Posted by | January 11, 2013 09:32 | Filed under: Top Stories

A 1990s sermon boomerangs on a high-profile pastor – so he tries to change the subject:

The minister selected by President Obama to deliver the benediction at his inaugural withdrew Thursday from the program, putting a quick end to a developing controversy over a sermon he gave in the 1990s in which he called on Christians to fight the “aggressive agenda” of the gay-rights movement.

 The minister, the Rev. Louie Giglio, said in a statement that he would “continue to pray regularly for the president” — including on Inauguration Day — but did not want to become a distraction.

“Due to a message of mine that has surfaced from 15-20 years ago,” the statement said, “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.”

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