Episcopal priest will replace Anti-Gay Pastor at Inauguration

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The Reverend Luis León will deliver the benediction during President Obama’s  inauguration ceremony next week.  The pro-LGBT rights priest replaces Pastor Louie Giglio who withdrew from the ceremony after it was revealed that he once  preached a 54-minute anti-gay sermon, entitled “In Search of a Standard – Christian Response to Homosexuality.”

According to Gay Star News,”León has previously publicly expressed his support for gay-marriage and diversity and opposition to prejudice.”

“He ministers at St. John’s Church, also known as ‘Church of the Presidents’ just across the park from the White House.”

“León immigrated to the United States from Cuba in 1961 at age 11 as one of the ‘Peter Pan children,” reports the site.

“This will be León’s second invocation, the first being in President George W. Bush’s second inauguration, in 2005.”

Watch León’s inspiring message of diversity and equality:

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