THE GIGLIO IMBROGLIO -- The public inauguration of a new Moral McCarthyism

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The fact that Giglio was actually disinvited was made clear in a statement from Addie Whisenant of the Presidential Inaugural Committee:

    "We were not aware of Pastor Giglio's past comments at the time of his selection, and they don't reflect our desire to celebrate the strength and diversity of our country at this inaugural. Pastor Giglio was asked to deliver the benediction in large part because of his leadership in combating human trafficking around the world. As we now work to select someone to deliver the benediction, we will ensure their beliefs reflect this administration's vision of inclusion and acceptance for all Americans."

    That statement is, in effect, an embarrassed apology for having invited Louie Giglio in the first place. Whisenant's statement apologizes for the Presidential Inaugural Committee's failure to make certain that their selection had never, at any time, for any reason, believed that homosexuality is less than a perfectly acceptable lifestyle. The committee then promised to repent and learn from their failure, committing to select a replacement who would "reflect this administration's vision of inclusion and acceptance."

    The imbroglio over Louie Giglio is the clearest evidence of the new Moral McCarthyism of our sexually "tolerant" age. During the infamous McCarthy hearings, witnesses would be asked, "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?"

    In the version now to be employed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the question will be: "Are you now or have you ever been one who believes that homosexuality (or bisexuality, or transsexualism, etc.) is anything less than morally acceptable and worthy of celebration?"

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    Kirsten Powers Liberal Daily Beast columnist, USA Today contributor and Obama supporter said:

    Hey McCartyite left: Are you going to object to Muslims who oppose homosexuality too? didn't seem to be problem with 'ground zero mosque'


    For the record, I don't agree with a lot of what Giglio said, but his sermon was basic orthodox Christianity. Who is banned next? The pope?
     
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    Except for Christians :BangHead:
     
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    Sad indeed.
     
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    Got it in one. Same over here:tear:
     
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    Already there is a petition to the White House have the United States catagorize Catholics as a hate group because of a Chirstmas sermon in which the Pope defended the sanctity of Marriage. The Homosexual group said that this speach demeaned and belittled homosexuals throughout the world. In Canada Catholics are already censored. It seems all Christians begining with Catholics will become persecuted in the West even as we are being killed off in Africa and the East.
     

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