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Anti-Gay Pastor Withdraws From Inaugural Program

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    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. He actually voluntarily removed himself after ThinkProgress reported on his lengthy sermon made in the 1990's 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.

    This is the second time Obama has picked a pastor that the LGBT has serious issues with (and rightfully so) to participate in his inaugural ceremony. Whats up with that? You would think that the Obama administration could vet these pastors better, right? I mean, it only took ThinkProgress one day to dig up that dirt..