Sporty_g saidOBAMA only came to FULLY embrace GLBT rights last year after he was essentially "outed" by his VP Biden. I'm not sure that a 21 year old sermon and opinion should have this much clout..... For me personally, religion is irrelevant. I am sure that some Atheist, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Druid, or others will be offended that a "Christian" gave a benediction....its all for show and meaningless so lets just get at the business of our country.
Giglio has shown by the company he keeps (including "ex-gay" advocacy) where he's evolved, and his defensiveness ("Oh noes, someone has an agenda!") reinforces that. As Biden did for Obie, let's have some of his conservative buddies "out" him into issuing a more moderate stance (like, I dunno, a retraction? "That's where I was, here's where I'm at now.") Would have taken all of 30 seconds.
He is reportedly a "powerful voice for ending human trafficking and global sex slavery." If anyone has an agenda, it's him. And it's a good one, one that sadly gets ignored now all because HE needed someone, anyone, after two decades, to tell him he might want to address homophobic SERMONS. Homophobia was the agenda he wants us to believe he used to have, one that magically went away once he could pass it along to Falwell and their 'ex-gay' buddies.
This is a huge country. If we can't find one conservative Christian pastor that is where the majority of the country is on equality to dish out a benediction or whatever this is, then that's not a White House problem, that's a conservative Christianity problem.