First, we saw it most explicitly during the DNC when God and Israel were heckled and booed. Now, we see it again in Barack Obama's inaction when it came to gay activists squeezing out Rev. Louie Giglio as his pick for the inauguration benediction.
The President could have at least spoke out against the madness of protesting Giglio for his Biblical view on homosexuality leading to the pastor's decision to not participate in the inauguration. But he didn't.
"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," inaugural committee spokeswoman Addie Whisenant said in a statement Thursday.
"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."
Past comments? Uh, perhaps reading the Bible would give this admin more insight into what it means to follow Jesus. Whether Giglio said 20 years ago, yesterday, today, or tomorrow, that Bible-believing Christians like himself agree that sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman (including homosexuality) is a sin does not matter. God's words are eternal.
I guess the president's "evolving" position on gay marriage includes excluding one of the most compassionate Christian leaders of our time from his inauguration ceremony.
So, let me get this straight. In this new world order that Obama is spearheading is Giglio a racist, too? After all, he withdrew from Obama's inauguration.
In light of this latest Christian bashing fiasco, don't be surprised if you wake up one morning and realize that America no longer even closely resembles the country it once was.
Comments from Christian leaders:
Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: "The imbroglio over Louie Giglio is the clearest evidence of the new Moral McCarthyism of our sexually 'tolerant' age ... If you are a Christian, get ready for the question you will now undoubtedly face: 'Do you now or have you ever believed that homosexuality is a sin?' There is nowhere to hide."
Ed Stetzer, president of Lifeway Research: "This Louie Giglio Moment, and the Chick-Fil-A moment that preceded it, and the Rick Warren moment which preceded that, raise the question: Where do people of faith with long-standing traditional religious/scriptural convictions go from here?"
John Piper, Reformed theologian and best-selling author: "When Louie Giglio is called an 'unrepentant bigot,' the word morphs from truth into a tantrum."