Pastor attacked for anti-gay speech pulls out of inauguration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The pastor selected to deliver the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration withdrew from the ceremony on Thursday after being attacked for making anti-gay comments. Rev. Louie Giglio, an Atlanta minister, called homosexuality a sin in a mid-1990s sermon and warned against the gay rights movement, the liberal website ThinkProgress reported on Wednesday. “That movement is not a benevolent movement,” Giglio said in the speech entitled, “In Search of a Standard – Christian Response to Homosexuality. …

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