News has broken that Louie Giglio, the evangelical leader selected by the white house to pray at President Obama’s upcoming inauguration, has withdrawn his name after intense backlash from sexual liberationist groups who have accused him of anti-gay bias that is merely the long-standing sexual ethic of the Christian church.
Unfortunately, the passion for tolerance in the Obama administration has overcome the founder of the Passion movement.
There will be many evangelical responses to this troubling infringement on religious liberty, but few will be better than Russell Moore’s assessment of the “New State Church” signaled by this event:
When it is now impossible for one who holds to the catholic Christian view of marriage and the gospel to pray at a public event, we now have a de facto established state church. Just as the pre-constitutional Anglican and congregational churches required a license to preach in order to exclude Baptists, the new state church requires a “license” of embracing sexual liberation in all its forms.