The North American Old Catholic Church, a Catholic body not affiliated with the Vatican, will ordain Shannon T.L. Kearns to the priesthood Saturday in Minneapolis.
After the original pastor selected declined the invitation in the wake of an antigay sermon, Luis León, an LGBT-friendly Episcopal priest, will deliver the benediction when President Obama is inaugurated on January 21.
Anglican leaders in Africa are at the forefront of opposition to the move, which they say could further divide the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Those who objected to Atlanta pastor Louie Giglio's role are 'anti-Christian,' says Fox's Todd Starnes.
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?
Outrage was spreading over a sermon the pastor had once delivered in which he said being gay is choice that leads to damnation and that gays can be turned straight.
Four years ago Rick Warren's prominent role in the presidential inauguration aroused LGBT ire. Now the choice of Louie Giglio is doing the same.