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Could Dr. King Have Given the Inaugural Benediction?

Big_D_ Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 1:55 AM
Overly optimistic. Try 10 years. The debt will be unsustainable in the inflation-induced spiral of interest rates. The USA will actually default, not long after our bond rating becomes junk. Will China be able to stabilize the world economy and prevent a global depression? maybe, maybe not. Anyway, we are all destined to live in a third world country, surrounded by moldering artifacts of our glorious past. At least all those wood fires are "renewable energy". We'll still be proud members of the Middle Class.

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 Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year’s presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality.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