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Friday, January 11, 2013

Hunky Anti-gay Pastor Booted from Inauguration

It's a small picture, but believe me
kids, he's schmokin' hot. Google
him, if you don't believe me. That's
probably the root of his homophobia.
Too many dudes hittin' on that.
Poor guy.
Some readers might be perplexed by my relative silence on the anti-gay benediction choice for Barack Obama's re-inauguration. I can explain it thusly: I'm an atheist, and I find the entire exercise to be ridiculous. There is no pastor and no benediction that I would find compatible with United States governance. There is a separation of church and state--allegedly--and I can't stomach any of the religious claptrap that comes with ordinary American politics. So--as most American atheists and agnostics do--I ignore it.

But when the Democratic politicians have horrifically anti-gay religious "leaders?" Yes, my panties get in a bunched formation. So, it is fortunate--whomever was responsible for the yanking of the invite/acceptance--that this religious douchenozzle is not giving the superstitious twaddle that all presidents have to at least to pretend is relevant to the job.

[Excerpt]

Right Wing Goes Crazy After Anti-Gay Pastor Withdraws

A chorus of right-wing leaders Thursday decried the withdrawal of Pastor Louie Giglio from President Obama’s second inauguration ceremony, suggesting a left-wing conspiracy to force him off of the program. His withdrawal came a day after ThinkProgress exclusively reported that in the 1990s, Giglio had given a lengthy sermon in which he advocated for dangerous “ex-gay” therapy for gay and lesbian people, referenced a biblical passage often interpreted to require gay people be executed, and impelled Christians to “firmly respond to the aggressive agenda” and prevent the “homosexual lifestyle” from becoming accepted in society. . . 

Read more at: Think Progress

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