Looks like someone at the inauguration committee smartened up and googled the man. Should have done it in the first place.
Louis Giglio, the anti-LGBT pastor who had been announced to perform the benediction at President Obama’s second inauguration, has been removed from the program, ABC News’s Jonathan Karl reported Thursday.
The move came after ThinkProgress reported Wednesday that in the 1990s, Giglio had given a lengthy sermon in which he advocated for dangerous “ex-gay” therapy for gay and lesbian people, referenced a biblical passage often interpreted to require gay people be executed, and impelled Christians to “firmly respond to the aggressive agenda” and prevent the “homosexual lifestyle” from becoming accepted in society.
ADDED- ABC News now reporting Rev Giglio pulled himself from the ceremony because he saw it was becoming a "distraction".
Man torches box of Cheerios in protest of General Mills
strong support for same-sex unions. He gets more FIRE then bargained for.
This one should go viral, it's knee-slappin' hi-larious! The stupid, it burns... literally.
As Markos tweeted:
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) August 6, 2012
I have nothing to add to that. He nailed it.
Via Towleroad, where there's more.
The testimony by this loon at this week's hearings regarding a proposed LGBT non-discrimination ordinance in Nebraska can only be topped by the hilarious (and appropriate) reaction from the guy behind her.
No, I take that back. The insane, anti-gay wingnut wins.