Pastor Giglio Disinvitation Signals Inauguration of a New Era of Religious Intolerance

Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:47pm EST

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WASHINGTON,  Jan. 10, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Family Research Council
President  Tony Perkins  offered the following comments in reaction to the news
that  Pastor Louis Giglio has been "kicked out"  of the inauguration program
because he has expressed his biblical views of sexuality:

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"This is another example of intolerance from the Obama administration toward
those who hold to biblical views on sexuality. Why is the president surprised
that an evangelical pastor would teach from Scripture on homosexuality? One
would be hard pressed to find an Evangelical pastor who hasn't preached on what
the Bible teaches about human sexuality.  

"Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, and Orthodox churches all actively proclaim
that sexual intimacy within the marriage of one man and one woman is the only
biblically-sanctioned human sexual behavior.  Are the scores of millions of
Americans who affirm these teachings no longer welcome at the inauguration of
our president?

"What is shocking is the intolerance of the Obama team that put such a high
priority on forced acceptance of homosexuality that they totally disregard
Pastor Giglio's life work combating human trafficking. What we are seeing is the
inauguration of a new era of religious intolerance in America.  

"However, I would remind the president that the Constitution does not guarantee
us only freedom of worship but also the freedom of religion. The two are very
different. Freedom of religion goes further by guaranteeing the right to live
out one's faith not only in the privacy of their home but in the  public square
as well.  

"This president appears determined to stir division and create two Americas: One
America that holds to a biblical view of sexuality and another that offers
tolerance so long as you embrace its redefined view of sexuality," concluded
Perkins.

SOURCE  Family Research Council


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