Pastor Louie Giglio was forced to withdraw from delivering the benediction at President Obama’s inaugural swearing-in ceremony because of his opposition to homosexuality. In a sermon preached in the 1990s entitled “A Christian Response to Homosexuality,” Giglio said: “Homosexuality is not an alternate lifestyle. Homosexuality is not just a sexual preference. Homosexuality is not gay. Homosexuality is sin. It is sin in the eyes of God and it is sin according to the word of God.” Giglio also said that sameSex “marriage” would “run the risk of undermining the whole order of society.”
Because of these true words, Bible-hating homosexual activists demanded that he not deliver the address at the presidential inauguration, and Obama obviously agreed, because the inaugural committee withdraw its invitation. The growing power of the homosexual movement is evident in that four years ago they were not able to stop Rick Warren from speaking at Obama’s first inauguration, though they tried for the same reason that they opposed Giglio.
Neither Giglio nor Warren are staunch Bible believers, or they would not have received such an invitation in the first place, but the vicious opposition even to rock & roll, ecumenical preachers such as these reveals the irrationality and intolerance of the homosexual agenda. And why are the enemies of truth so empowered today? Because of the preachers in the pulpits who do not preach the fear of God in a scriptural fashion and therefore have filled the land with a nominal Christianity that has placed the nation under God’s curse.
The solution is for God’s believing people to pay undivided attention to their individual lives, families, and churches so that for our sake God will bless instead of curse. We need to forget the politicking and get serious about obeying God’s Word. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chron. 7:14).
(Friday Church News Notes, January 18, 2013, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)