January 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm EST | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
MCC leader to read Bible at POTUS inaugural service

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, moderator of the Metropolitan Community Churches, which has LGBT supportive ministries in the U.S. and more than 40 countries, will read from the Bible at President Obama’s Inaugural Interfaith Prayer Service Tuesday morning at the National Cathedral, according to information released by the White House.

“It is profoundly meaningful to read the Bible during President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s second inauural interfaith service,” Wilson said in a statment released Monday morning by Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). “President Obama prayerfully and respectfully stood up for LGBT equality during his campaign, and I am proud to stand with him.”

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

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