Oh hey, did you know that a Georgia-based pastor named Louie Giglio was supposed to give the benediction at President Obama's second inauguration?
The past tense is important there, because Georgia-based pastor Louie Giglio, who heads something called Passion City Church, just announced that he will NOT be giving the benediction at President Obama's second inauguration.
That is because in the 1990s Rev. Giglio gave a sermon in which he called homosexuality a sin, urged Christians to fight the acceptance of homosexuality in society, and said a whole bunch of other things that would be totally shocking if you did not realize they were being said by the head of a Southern megachurch. ThinkProgress uncovered audio of the sermon, triggering a minor political firestorm.
And, like, it would be totally out of character for Barack Obama to have an anti-gay pastor pray at his inauguration.
Tags: Barack Obama, Inauguration, LGBT, Religion