“[W]ith your blessing, we will see that we are created in your image, whether brown, black or white; male or female; first-generation immigrant American or daughter of the American Revolution; gay or straight; rich or poor,” Rev. Luis Leon said Monday.
“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,” an inaugural committee spokeswoman says.
Atlanta’s Rev. Louie Giglio criticized the “aggressive agenda” of many gays and lesbians in the 1990s. A White House guest in 2012, Giglio also spoke in November at Liberty University: “I started crying like women cry.”