Pastor Louie Giglio, founder of the Passion movement, has been disinvited from giving the benediction at President Obama's inaugural ceremony because of a message he preached 15 or 20 years ago. His message at that time was that homosexuality is a sin and that the “only way out of a homosexual lifestyle … is through the healing power of Jesus.”
The Presidential Inaugural Committee and the White House have now declared historic, biblical Christianity to be out of bounds, casting it off the inaugural program as an embarrassment. By its newly articulated standard, any preacher who holds to the faith of the church for the last 2,000 years is persona non grata. By this standard, no Roman Catholic prelate or priest can participate in the ceremony. No Evangelical who holds to biblical orthodoxy is welcome. The vast majority of Christians around the world have been disinvited.
Senator Joseph McCarthy is famous for his hearings into communism in the 1950's. The dreaded question, "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the communist party?" was made famous from those times. Many Hollywood careers were ruined by the stigma attached to these investigations. The Hollywood left, of course, has always roundly condemned these times as a blot on their society's history, but now we are seeing the same kind of dark days reappearing. This time the perpetrators are the same ones that probably would have been the victims of the original.
The old adage holds true - those who refuse to learn from history are condemned to repeat it. And they don't see the unfortunate hypocricy involved.