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The witch hunt begins


To deliver the benediction at his second inauguration, President Obama has chosen the Rev. Louie Giglio -- a man who preached a sermon some 20 years ago calling homosexuality a sin, and saying that homosexuals needed "the healing power of Jesus." But not to worry, folks! The New York Times is on the case, and Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out vows that Giglio will have to prove that he has "evolved on gay rights."

Senator Joseph McCarthy, call your office.

Update: Giglio has withdrawn from the ceremony over the issue. Score one for McCarthyism.

Comments:

@ Jason Taylor
"The fact is, gays don't have a right to my approval."

Wow, what a great point. I may have to borrow that!

You are so right. I am sick and tired of being bullied into accepting this behavior. Christians have become so terrified of being called names that they refuse to speak out against homosexuality and same-sex marriage at all anymore.

Worse yet, it's now become fashionable for those Christians who still generally hold to the biblical view to now condemn those of us who do speak out. The accusation is that we are being "unloving", that God looks at all sins as being equal, and that speaking out on this particular sin actually hinders the gospel.

I had no idea this was becoming such a popular view, until it began happening to me.

We are now being bullied into silence by fellow Christians. I don't even know what to say to that.
I love that the message of hope for transformation through Jesus came through in the article about his withdrawal. However, his emphasis on this sermon being delivered "15 - 20 years ago" implies that his sermon might no longer be relevant to his current ministry. It comes across as rather lily-livered to me.
President Harry Truman once said "If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen." It appears that Giglio has just left the kitchen. What kind of message is that to all those young people he preaches to in his Passion Conferences?
By gay rights is it meant "gay legal rights" or "gay natural rights". Or simply "gay right to my approval".

The fact is, gays don't have a right to my approval. They are not my thought police.