How Should Evangelicals Respond To The Inauguration Prayer Incident?

Joe Carter at the Gospel Coalition Blog has a great post out-lining three positions various evangelicals have taken over Louie Giglio’s withdrawal from the Inauguration because of a sermon he preached 15 years deemed ‘anti-gay’.

I wonder which position you would take?

Position #1: Gabe Lyons, a best-selling author and founder of Q Ideas, says Giglio is a “target of intolerance” and “reverse discrimination at its finest“:

As gays come out of the closet, are Christians meant to swap and go hide back in closets of their own? This zero-sum game is the most un-American of games.

Freedom to speak your mind and live by your convictions—a person’s freedom of conscience—is the first, most fundamental, American right. James Madison believed strongly in the freedom of conscience, even claiming, “This right is in its nature an unalienable right” in his Memorial and Remonstrance written in 1785. Maintaining and defending “freedom of conscience” protects every citizen from being coerced, cajoled, intimidated or bullied into taking a point of view that goes against their deepest convictions.

It’s a sad day in America when that right is up for debate.

 

For the other two positions CONTINUE READING HERE

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