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Could Dr. King Have Given the Inaugural Benediction?

Auspex Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 3:25 PM
If non-sinners were the only people who could do God's work, God's work would, alas, not get done. And I suspect it is a sin to elevate oneself above other sinners. For example, bashing gays or muslims as though one had a divine advantage from God to do so, I would think is the sin of "Pride". And if you find yourself prideful, look to Christ for lessons in humility. If the only way you can feel God's glory shining on your life is by smiting other sinners with the written word, look to Christ. But, if you want to exclude people who don't follow your faith and tennets from your homes and your temples, again, look to Christ -- he kicked their butts out on the street! But he left them alone again as soon as they were out of temple...

The Rev. Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year’s presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality.

Note that the pastor of the evangelical Passion City Church in Atlanta has been pushed off the stage not because of a deed, but because of words he said -- words expressing a widely held Christian belief that homosexuality is a sin.

Let’s recall that freedom of religion appears in the First Amendment of our constitution, alongside the protection of freedom of speech.

So what kind...