January 16, 2013

Five Women for the President

Joanna Brooks, Religion Dispatches

No replacement has yet been named for Louie Giglio, the evangelical Christian pastor who days ago withdrew his acceptance of President Obama’s invitation to deliver the inaugural benediction. (Don’t miss Sarah Posner’s coverage of the Giglio “imbroglio” here.)

And as Ed Kilgore recently noted, the task of recruiting a replacement has been complicated by President Obama’s efforts to use the invite as a form of “outreach” to evangelical Christians—albeit, as Kilgore pointed out, a fairly “ineffective” form of outreach.

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