Comments on: Pastor Backs Out of Obama Inauguration Over Previous Anti-Gay Comments http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/obama-inauguration-pastor-steps-down-over-previous-anti-gay-comments/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:51:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Tim http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/obama-inauguration-pastor-steps-down-over-previous-anti-gay-comments/#comment-30704652 Tim Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:27:53 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=831342#comment-30704652 Um.. Mid 90's? I was in the closet in the mid-90's. I've moved on, chances are he has, too. Why are liberals so intolerant of everyone else? I've never seen a group of more insecure people. Geesh! Um.. Mid 90′s? I was in the closet in the mid-90′s. I’ve moved on, chances are he has, too. Why are liberals so intolerant of everyone else? I’ve never seen a group of more insecure people. Geesh!

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By: augustus http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/obama-inauguration-pastor-steps-down-over-previous-anti-gay-comments/#comment-30696847 augustus Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:48:12 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=831342#comment-30696847 The Rev. Louie Giglio's reported sermon in the mid 1990s, seems to have been based on the Bible passages, among others may be, of 1 Corinthians 6:9 and Acts 4:19. So, the Reverend might have been asking the people with a contrary position "whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge......" The Rev. Louie Giglio’s reported sermon in the mid 1990s, seems to have been based on the Bible passages, among others may be, of 1 Corinthians 6:9 and Acts 4:19. So, the Reverend might have been asking the people with a contrary position “whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge……”

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By: Lynn Fisher http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/obama-inauguration-pastor-steps-down-over-previous-anti-gay-comments/#comment-30678207 Lynn Fisher Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:38:41 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=831342#comment-30678207 He was probably asked to step down because his superstitious nonsense isn't wanted or needed on the subject. It's time to cut the crap, America, and accept the fact that the GLBT community are citizens with rights that won't be silenced for much longer; even mixed race people won the right to marry against the will of 'Christ'. He was probably asked to step down because his superstitious nonsense isn’t wanted or needed on the subject. It’s time to cut the crap, America, and accept the fact that the GLBT community are citizens with rights that won’t be silenced for much longer; even mixed race people won the right to marry against the will of ‘Christ’.

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By: Brian http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/obama-inauguration-pastor-steps-down-over-previous-anti-gay-comments/#comment-30505883 Brian Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:12:01 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=831342#comment-30505883 Glad the pastor is standing by his support of Scripture. The Bible doesn't seem to matter to Obama anyway, since he doesn't practice it. Glad the pastor is standing by his support of Scripture. The Bible doesn’t seem to matter to Obama anyway, since he doesn’t practice it.

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By: Jen http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/obama-inauguration-pastor-steps-down-over-previous-anti-gay-comments/#comment-30494122 Jen Sun, 13 Jan 2013 22:07:51 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=831342#comment-30494122 Sinful behaviour? Please, fornication is sinful behavior according to the bible, yet you don't see this Christians making a bid deal of people having sex before marriage, and they usually do themselves. Bunch of hypocrites. Sinful behaviour? Please, fornication is sinful behavior according to the bible, yet you don’t see this Christians making a bid deal of people having sex before marriage, and they usually do themselves. Bunch of hypocrites.

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By: Emerald_Sparks http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/obama-inauguration-pastor-steps-down-over-previous-anti-gay-comments/#comment-30489056 Emerald_Sparks Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:13:30 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=831342#comment-30489056 Personally I believe people change and in some cases their ideologies. I don't always hold people accountable what was said 20 years ago and sometimes five years ago....I'm one for forgiveness... Personally I believe people change and in some cases their ideologies. I don’t always hold people accountable what was said 20 years ago and sometimes five years ago….I’m one for forgiveness…

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By: Brad Harris http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/obama-inauguration-pastor-steps-down-over-previous-anti-gay-comments/#comment-30457003 Brad Harris Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:21:14 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=831342#comment-30457003 And this article is being presented on the Disney owned ABC News website. We all know what kind of agenda they vehemently push. And this article is being presented on the Disney owned ABC News website. We all know what kind of agenda they vehemently push.

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By: ChariD http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/obama-inauguration-pastor-steps-down-over-previous-anti-gay-comments/#comment-30456674 ChariD Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:00:50 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=831342#comment-30456674 Giglio says, "Due to a message of mine that has surfaced from 15-20 years ago, it is likely that my participation, and the prayer I would offer, will be dwarfed by those seeking to make their agenda the focal point of the inauguration,” and give the impression that he didn't mean those words from 15-20 years ago. And yet, does not apologize for them or admit they were and are inappropriate and hurtful. On whose agenda was his focal point? Giglio says, “Due to a message of mine that has surfaced from 15-20 years ago, it is likely that my participation, and the prayer I would offer, will be dwarfed by those seeking to make their agenda the focal point of the inauguration,” and give the impression that he didn’t mean those words from 15-20 years ago. And yet, does not apologize for them or admit they were and are inappropriate and hurtful. On whose agenda was his focal point?

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By: CND FOX http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/obama-inauguration-pastor-steps-down-over-previous-anti-gay-comments/#comment-30452780 CND FOX Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:12:23 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=831342#comment-30452780 The problem with most of you posters out here is that you just don't 'read and research' enough. Because if you did....you would know and understand the history of the GOP and how this Party tilted itself very far to the "right wing' back in 1964 when they pursued their 'Southern strategy'. That is when an 'element' of the Party of 'moral, inflexible, uncompromising absolutists' decided to hi-jack the Party with an 'extreme brand of conservatism'...and now 50 years later - look at the results. A Party in complete disarray because of their 'pandering' to a mentality like this close minded Pastor represents. And as long as the GOP continues to allow themselves to be 'hi-jacked' by this close minded, inflexible, non-adaptable uncompromising 'mentality'...they will continue to have a 'huge mess'....and hurt our nation as a result. I have no idea how they can ever put this 'genie' back in the bottle. The problem with most of you posters out here is that you just don’t ‘read and research’ enough. Because if you did….you would know and understand the history of the GOP and how this Party tilted itself very far to the “right wing’ back in 1964 when they pursued their ‘Southern strategy’. That is when an ‘element’ of the Party of ‘moral, inflexible, uncompromising absolutists’ decided to hi-jack the Party with an ‘extreme brand of conservatism’…and now 50 years later – look at the results. A Party in complete disarray because of their ‘pandering’ to a mentality like this close minded Pastor represents. And as long as the GOP continues to allow themselves to be ‘hi-jacked’ by this close minded, inflexible, non-adaptable uncompromising ‘mentality’…they will continue to have a ‘huge mess’….and hurt our nation as a result. I have no idea how they can ever put this ‘genie’ back in the bottle.

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By: Julie Wright http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/obama-inauguration-pastor-steps-down-over-previous-anti-gay-comments/#comment-30452557 Julie Wright Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:55:52 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=831342#comment-30452557 I love how this article fails to mention why he was chosen. He is a tireless fighter of human trafficking. He saves thousands of lives but because one group finds him offensive he is out? When did we become such slaves to people not being offended? Why are gay rights gestapo calling all the shots now? I have no problem with gay marriage and the like, but the heavy fisted tactics of the gay organizations are not helping their cause at all. I love how this article fails to mention why he was chosen. He is a tireless fighter of human trafficking. He saves thousands of lives but because one group finds him offensive he is out? When did we become such slaves to people not being offended? Why are gay rights gestapo calling all the shots now? I have no problem with gay marriage and the like, but the heavy fisted tactics of the gay organizations are not helping their cause at all.

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