Episcopalian priest chosen for Obama inauguration prayer
January 16, 2013
President Barack Obama has named an Episcopalian priest from Washington, DC, to deliver the closing prayer at his inauguration ceremony.
Rev. Luis Léon was selected after an Evangelical minister, Rev. Louie Giglio, withdrew under pressure. Rev. Giglio had been chosen to deliver the closing prayer, but inauguration officials expressed concern over that selection when they learned that Rev. Giglio had made public remarks against homosexual activities.
Rev. Léon is the pastor of St. John’s Church, located just a block from the White House.