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Pro-LGBT Episcopal Priest Chosen To Deliver Benediction At Obama Inauguration
01-15-2013, 11:48 PM
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Pro-LGBT Episcopal Priest Chosen To Deliver Benediction At Obama Inauguration
A pro-LGBT Episcopal priest has just been chosen to deliver the benediction at President Barack Obama‘s second inauguration, after another priest withdrew when his extremely anti-gay sermon was discovered. Reverend Dr. Luis León, fourteenth Rector of St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C., will replace Rev. Louie Giglio of Atlanta, Georgia. Reverend León delivered the invocation at President George W. Bush‘s 2005 inauguration, and both the Bush family and the Obama family have attended his church.

“Leon’s own parish is known for welcoming openly gay members,” The Huffington Post reports.

Reverend Dr. Luis León more closely represents the Obama administration’s policies, as the Presidential Inaugural Committee had promised when it announced Pastor Giglio removed his name from consideration.

“Leon began his spiritual journey when he was baptized into the Episcopal Church in Guantanamo, Cuba,” Huffington Post added. “In 1961, when he was 12 years old, he came to the U.S. on the “Operation Peter Pan” flights out of Cuba, joining thousands of children whose parents feared for their future in Cuba. When he arrived in America he was supported by the Episcopal Church in Miami.”

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01-16-2013, 05:42 AM
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RE: Pro-LGBT Episcopal Priest Chosen To Deliver Benediction At Obama Inauguration
Good! We don't need another flap like the Rev. Rick Warren one 4 years ago.

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