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Could Dr. King Have Given the Inaugural Benediction?

muhl Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 1:51 PM
It seems odd to me that the government would assign a holiday to honor a Martyred Hero and under the same breath dishonor his Christian Beliefs. No, this is beyond odd. This is DISGRACEFUL! Someone PLEASE explain to me how it is possible to honor a Hero whilst simultaneously DISHONORING his Sacred Beliefs. What sort of twisted thought process can even CONCEIVE of this insulting aberration?
jrchambers Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 1:46 AM
Excellent question! The answer: POLITICS AS USUAL.
Alexander41 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 3:03 PM
I agree. And, I am reminded of D. Prager's trinity of American values which are Judaeo-Christian values of Liberty, In God we Trust and From many one. (Sorry for misspelling) We all - Conservatives included - have to take another look at these values. I am more and more conservative but I have to be coherent in my living them by being more accepting and forgiving of everyone, which does not mean failing to point out a lack of clarity, ignorance, evil or being misguided. Prager offers great insights on "The Brilliance of the Bible." You do't have to be Christian or Jewish to appreciate these insights. A premise of his is that it is still an outstanding book - similar to an instruction manual - on how to live a full life.

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 Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year’s presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality.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