January 10th, 2013
12:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Pastor bows out of inauguration over sermon on gays

(CNN) - In the face of withering criticism over a sermon he apparently delivered on homosexuality in the 1990s, the Rev. Louie Giglio has withdrawn from giving the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration.

Giglio informed inauguration officials Thursday morning of his decision to withdraw from the ceremony, an inauguration official told CNN.

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  1. Jeff O'Dette

    Why does it always seem that its always the religious ones who hate. Christians=Hate

    January 10, 2013 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  2. NVa Native

    Maybe he has apologized and would now express how he's evolved and wants to preach the true Christian values of love and acceptance instead of personal hate, persecution, and bigotry?

    January 10, 2013 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  3. The REAL Truth...

    "Maybe he has apologized and would now express how he's evolved and wants to preach the true Christian values of love and acceptance instead of personal hate, persecution, and bigotry?"
    Nah... that would make him a Republican !

    January 10, 2013 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  4. plain&simple

    Redemption,It's never to late!

    January 10, 2013 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |