2) Rev. Luis Leon Delivers Gay-Inclusive Benediction
After the controversy surrounding Rev. Louie Giglio, the original man of faith lined up to give the benediction who stepped down after fierce protest over an anti-gay sermon he made in the 90s that he has so far refused to denounce, it was refreshing to hear Giglio’s replacement Reverend Luis Leon deliver a sermon that specifically made mention of gay people.
Beyond just that affirmation, a first for any inaugural benediction, Leon’s benediction also gave a voice to the vast majority of moderate Christians who value the LGBT people in their lives and do not think of them as sinful. For this reason, Reverend Luis’ gay-inclusive benediction was doubly powerful in this regard.
We pray for your blessing because without it, we will see only what the eye can see. But with the blessing of your blessing we will see that we are created in your image, whether brown, black or white, male or female, first generation or immigrant American, or daughter of the American Revolution, gay or straight, rich or poor.
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