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HuffPo and CNN are reporting that the Presidential Inaugural Committee has selected the longtime rector of the "Church of the Presidents" to give the benediction at President Obama's inauguration next week. By Kevin Eckstrom.


  1. It’s good news that the minister selected to participate represents the positive, inclusive side of religion rather than the narrow-minded, hateful side of religion.

  2. Congratulations to Rev. Luis Leon! I think he is an excellent choice in every way…and someone with whom the President is familiar, which must be reassuring for him. I’m very happy about this selection.

  3. One has to ask why Obama’s inaugural committee ever considered the likes of Louie Giglio in the first place. After they sucked up to Ron Hubbard for 2009, one would think they had learned the important lesson of working with religious leaders who are genuine followers of the Jewish rabbi Jesus of post-Old Testament writings, the rabbi who preached “faith, hope, and charity,” and would have readily added “honesty” as the “greatest of these” if he were living in today’s Washington, DC, or in the evangelical South. Since St. John of Lafayette Square is north of the White House, perhaps that’s a good sign.

    • Matthew 19 :1-11 I just have a hard time thinking being gay is ok. I’m sure studying about it. Jesus always speaks of wife as woman and is very serious about it. why didn;t he make rules plainly about the gay and lesbian folks ?

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