I’m sure you’ve heard by now that evangelical minister Louie Giglio has withdrawn from giving an invocation at President Obama’s second inauguration after it came out that he’d delivered the usual fundie sermon about gay people being evil sinners doomed by God. And on Planet Wingnuttia, that means he was prevented from speaking due to liberal bigotry. I’m sure it will come as no surprise that the Worldnutdaily is promoting this framing.
Some high-profile Christians are alleging leftist bigotry is to blame for prominent evangelical pastor Louie Giglio being forced to back out from delivering the benediction at President Obama’s upcoming inauguration…
“Louie Giglio was simply reflecting what the scriptures have taught for 2,000 years, what Christianity has believed and taught for 2,000 years,” said Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis at the American Family Association and host of “Focal Point” on American Family Radio.
Fischer, who is as virulent a bigot as you will ever encounter, is selling the Orwellian idea that it’s not bigotry to condemn gay people to hell and blame them for everything from pedophilia to the downfall of human civilization, but it is bigotry to point out such despicable claims and argue that those who make them should not be giving the invocation at the inaugural event for a president that owes much of his electoral support to the LGBT community and its supporters. And up is down. And black is white. And Fischer is sane.