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Could Dr. King Have Given the Inaugural Benediction?

Mark in CA Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 2:15 PM
Isn't the basis for that statement the assertion in Parker's column that references to MLK's beliefs have been omitted from his memorial?

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 Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year’s presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality.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