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Could Dr. King Have Given the Inaugural Benediction?

joe416 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 5:31 PM
for the first time in our inaugural event , no ordained minister or rabbi gave the Invocation. It was performed by a lat person, who even left out 'Unde God' in the Pledge of Allegiance. and this on Martin Luther King Day. As Star Parker "No, the Dr. King celebrated at this memorial on the National Mall is a political activist and community organizer. Try to find a hint that this was a pastor, try to find a biblical quote, try to find a reference to God "Absent is the Dr. King who concluded his “I have a dream” speech on the same National Mall pleading for the day “when all of God’s children … will be able to join hands and sing the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we are free at last.”

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 Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year’s presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality.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