WATCH: Editor in Chief on What Took Antigay Pastor Off Inaugural Program

The pastor who said it's a choice to be gay, and that gay people can be turned straight, is no longer on the inauguration program. How did that happen so quickly?

BY Lucas Grindley

January 11 2013 1:08 PM ET

Matthew Breen

The swift rejection of an inaugural pastor's antigay record was a function of the political pressure wielded by LGBT Americans, according to The Advocate's Editor in Chief Matthew Breen, who was a guest on Current TV's The Young Turks.

Host Cenk Uyger asked how LGBT activists were so quickly successful at fighting the addition of pastor Louis Giglio to the inauguration program. He withdrew on Thursday after an antigay sermon was uncovered on Wednesday.

Breen pointed out the flow of cash that LGBT voters sent to President Obama's reelection campaign after he supporter marriage equality, and in response to being "the most pro-LGBT president we've ever had."

"That inspired a lot of fundraisers to really galvanize, to open pockets and wallets, that brought in a lot of money," Breen said.

Watch video from the interview below.

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