Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:26 PM
FreeState (8,073 posts)
Petition to replace anti-gay Pastor Louie Giglio for the benediction at the inauguration
Replace anti-gay Pastor Louie Giglio for the benediction at the inauguration with a pro-LGBT member of the clergy.
On January 9th you announced that you had selected Pastor Louie Giglio to give the benediction at your second inaugural. According to Think Progress, Pastor Giglio, like Rick Warren, has delivered sermons urging Christians to fight against LGBT equality. Four years ago Rick Warren was unacceptable for doing that. Today, Giglio is.
There are many members of the clergy active in the cause of civil rights and who have long been on the front lines of the fight for LGBT equality. As we told your four years ago, selecting a Christian fundamentalist who has a record of anti-gay sermons is offensive and unnecessary.
Therefore, we call on you to replace Giglio and to select a member of the clergy with a history of supporting LGBT equality to give the benediction at your second inaugural.
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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:52 PM
longship (35,103 posts)
1. I would recommend Christopher Hitchens.
But sadly, he is gone. So instead, I would recommend nobody for the benediction.
Fuck this religious bullshit at the presidential inauguration. It is unnecessary, divisive, and counter to the philosophies on which our country was formed.
If you disagree with that, you are free to pray in any way you wish on inaugural day. But do so respectfully to others in the crowd, as I am sure they will as well.
That's religious freedom. Note that it doesn't include shoving your beliefs down others throats, or into their ears either.
It's an inauguration, not a fucking church service!