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01/10/2013

Pastor Louie Giglio must address these concerns (and quickly)

by Jeremy Hooper

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While concerns continue to grow over the chosen Inauguration preacher's exceedingly anti-gay comments from the past, social conservatives of the present are coming after Pastor Louie Giglio for another reason. This from the American Family Association:

"Louie Giglio did not say I endorse or embrace President Obama's political agenda -- [but] if I were Louie Giglio," continued [AFA president Tim Wildmon], "I would say This could hurt my credibility within the Christian community because it seems to be an implicit endorsement of President Obama by participating." [ONN]

Particularly interesting coming from the American Family Association, considering the AFA has hosted Giglio's views on its AFR Talk network and proudly sells Giglio's DVDs in its online store (alongside DVDs like "It's Not Gay"). In fact, Wildmon has used Giglio's DVDs as an incentive for those who help support the rabidly anti-LGBT organization. The AFA clearly saw him as one in line with the organizational view.

So it seems Mr. Giglio is going to have to make some sort of a choice here. Does he address and hopefully put to rest the concerns of those who refuse to accept anti-LGBT hostility as a public norm, or does he listen to groups that would like nothing more than to see anti-LGBT views take over. He has to say something. Silence would be offensive to everyone.

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**BIG UPDATE: Giglio is out.

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