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As a follow-up to my diary yesterday,
I am very pleased to report homophobe Louie Giglio has been removed/removed himself from the inauguration proceedings!

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So sometimes our voices are heard. Let's just hope the next person is better vetted.
Here's a start: no one who is racist, homophobic, misogynistic, hostile to the elderly, Muslims, Hispanics, disabled or any other group.

This is good news!

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  •  Inauguration releases statement (5+ / 0-)
    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 for 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.
    http://thinkprogress.org/...
    •  I'm glad the inaugural committee is clarifying and (0+ / 0-)

      fixing this, because otherwise the implications were that the "fierce expedience of political opportunism" had won out over real values and respect for the GLBT and a real commitment to equal rights.

      Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

      The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

      by HoundDog on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 10:07:21 AM PST

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  •  Sorry... I beat you by just a bit. (2+ / 0-)
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    gladkov, HoundDog

    Gave your diary from yesterday a link in mine.

    Still good news, very pleased right now!

    Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusets, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Washington, Washington D.C. and California (pending)

    by cooper888 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 09:01:43 AM PST

  •  Thanks. (0+ / 0-)

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 10:07:57 AM PST

  •  Called out at length on The Last Word (0+ / 0-)

    Lawrence O'Donnell was savage about Giglio being dumped for quoting the anti-gay language that is actually in the Bible (only in one place, really, but it's there) and the one New Testament verse that has been reinterpreted to refer to teh gay, in spite of the doctrines of unchanging inerrancy of the Bible text. Then there is the fact that the Bible nowhere condemns slavery (except, Lawrence failed to note, slavery of the Jews in Egypt), and the fact that Obama will be sworn in, with this compendium of ugly nastiness (mixed with transcendent insight here and there, Lawrence also failed to note) as the supposed guarantee of his good faith, in the hands of his wife Michelle, herself a descendant of slaves.

    Lawrence also did not note that Obama's Kenyan ancestors merely had their entire country stolen from them by the British Empire, rather than being personally stolen from their countries. That is condemned in the Bible, in the Tenth Commandment on not coveting what is thy neighbor's, but as we all know that applied at the time only to your White neighbors.

    America—We built that!

    by Mokurai on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 11:05:30 PM PST

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