Erick Erickson, the highly-controversial founder of RedState, Tea Party flag waver, and for some reason unknown to the Gods of journalism, a CNN contributor, this morning said via Twitter he agrees “with every word” of Louie Giglio’s anti-gay sermon. Giglio is the Georgia pastor who removed himself yesterday from consideration after the Presidential Inauguration Committee chose him to deliver the benediction.
Josh Israel at Think Progress, who first reported on Giglio’s sermon, wrote:
Giglio had given a lengthy sermon in which he advocated for dangerous “ex-gay” therapy for gay and lesbian people, referenced a biblical passage often interpreted to require gay people be executed, and impelled Christians to “firmly respond to the aggressive agenda” and prevent the “homosexual lifestyle” from becoming accepted in society.
Giglio’s sermon included many anti-gay passages, which Think Progress had detailed, including this one in which Giglio says “it’s clear” gay people are going to hell:
“First Corinthians, Chapter 6. In verses nine and 10, it talks about the things that prevent people from entering the Kingdom of God. It talks about all kinds of immoral behavior. And right in the midst of that passage, right in the middle of that verse it says “and those who are homosexual.” It’s clear.”
Giglio’s sermon also claimed the “[homosexual] movement is not a benevolent movement, it is a movement to seize by any means necessary the feeling and the mood of the day, to the point where the homosexual lifestyle becomes accepted as a norm in our society and is given full standing as any other lifestyle, as it relates to family.”
Why does CNN employ Erick Erickson?
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