“The Presidential Inaugural Committee has chosen the gay-affirming Reverend Dr. Luis León of St. John’s Episcopal Church on Lafayette Square to deliver the benediction at President Obama’s inauguration,” said Rick Rosendall, President of Washington, DC’s Gay and Lesbian Activist’s Alliance (GLAA).
Obama Picks Inclusive and Affirming Preacher For Inauguration Benediction
About the Author
Wayne Besen is the Founding Executive Director of Truth Wins Out and author of “Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth” (Haworth, 2003). In 2010, Besen was awarded the “Visionary Award” at the Out Music Awards for organizing the American Prayer Hour, an event which shined a spotlight on the role American evangelicals played in the introduction of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.