J.D. Greear has joined other conservative evangelicals in going over and beyond human logic and suggesting Louie Giglio is the epitome of American Christian persecution. No, he was not thrown in jail for his beliefs, nor was he told not to pray, and neither was he killed. No, he was simply disinvited from praying at the upcoming presidential inauguration because of suggesting the positive value of so-called gay therapy. Russell Moore has gone so far as to suggest the establishment of a new state religion, one of homosexuality. Greear says that the spirit behind the beheading of John the Baptist is at play in this situation.
Giglio, wrong or right, is not being persecuted. Instead, he is being disinvited from praying at one public event. No wait, from leading prayer, on a political platform, for a show. I just don’t get this persecution complex enveloping American evangelicalism, not to mention the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Guess what? The United States was never and will never be a Christian nation.
Also, what if a pro-inclusive minister was disinvited by a conservative President? I guess that would be okay…
Or if a Catholic was not allowed to pray… that would be okay too. Because, that was the order of the day for a very long time in this country.
Conservatives have a short memory, don’t they?
- CHRISTIAN BIGOTRY: Jaweed Kaleem / “After Louie Giglio Bows Out, Some Ask If Conservative Evangelicals Are Welcome In The Public Square” (alwaysquestionauthority.com)
- Louie Giglio & The Public Square (gracesatisfies.wordpress.com)
- Despite the Louie Giglio Controversy, Christianity Is (Unfortunately) Doing Just Fine (patheos.com)
- Anti-gay Pastor Louie Giglio Withdraws from Inauguration Ceremony (patheos.com)