Lawrence O'Donnell Dismisses Role Of Bible On Inauguration Day
After audio of an anti-gay sermon delivered by Louie Giglio surfaced, the Atlanta-based pastor is now out at President Obama's inaugural. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell addresses the role the Bible has played on inauguration day and believes it would be "better" if we got rid of the tradition.
O'DONNELL: This time, as it was last time for the first time in history, the book will be held by a First Lady who is a descendent of slaves. But the holy book she will be holding does not contain one word of God condemning slavery. Not one word. But that same book, which spends hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of pages condemning all sorts of things and couldnâ€™t find one sentence to condemn slavery, does indeed find the space to repeatedly condemn gay people, as the now banished Louie Giglio said it does. And as the First Lady is holding that book for the President, sitting someone near them will be a pastor who the Inauguration Committee will make sure is much more adept at hiding what that book actually says than Louie Giglio was.