I’ve been planning/longing for a while now to get the blog going again... I think this may be the right time.
I wont say much about the Louie Giglio prayer debacle, because from what i understand, no one really knows for sure what went down. Did he drop out on his own, or was he asked to step down? From what I can tell, it was the former.
But whatever, like I said, I’m not going to get into all that. However, Rachel Held Evans did.
But Lets say that the Obama administration did ask him to back out because they felt Giglio’s views and past comments on homosexuality mis-represented those of the current administration.
I actually feel for Mr. Giglio, for I too have been asked to step down from roles and positions i loved, due to views and opinions that differed from the administration in which I represented at the time... even though i never once voiced those views in sermons or teachings. I also have friends who have been asked to leave churches, and who no longer get invited to evangelical church’s due to the fact that their views do not perfectly line up.
So here is what I will say...
EVANGELICALS, WHAT ARE YOU WHINING ABOUT?
You do this sort of thing all the time. I don’t see too many diverse speakers standing behind your pulpits on Sundays. Instead, you have someone who affirms what you all already believe... someone who is a good representation of what you are all about... and thats fine.
So why are you now upset with the Obama administration for doing the same thing you have always done. (Again, from all Ive seen, Giglio was the one who decided to step down)
Doesn’t feel so good being on the other end does it?
By the way, I am currently available for speaking engagements.