Louie Giglio and the Litmus Test of the Left

The ongoing controversy over Louie Giglio’s participation in President Obama’s inauguration reveals a litmus test of the left: the issue of homosexuality. Albert Mohler highlights this development in his excellent article The Giglio Imbroglio in which he states:

The imbroglio over Louie Giglio is the clearest evidence of the new Moral McCarthyism of our sexually “tolerant” age. During the infamous McCarthy hearings, witnesses would be asked, “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?”

In the version now to be employed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the question will be: “Are you now or have you ever been one who believes that homosexuality (or bisexuality, or transsexualism, etc.) is anything less than morally acceptable and worthy of celebration?”

Here’s my question: Why is it that the left can criticize conservatives for using abortion as a litmus test but then do the exact same thing with the litmus test of homosexuality?


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