Tony Perkins and Bryan Fischer are among the Christian conservatives crying foul over Pastor Louie Giglio's withdrawal from President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee on Wednesday announced Giglio had been selected to deliver the benediction.

The selection was criticized by, which reported that in a mid-1990s sermon Giglio, of the Georgia-based Passion City Church, advocated for therapies which claim to “cure” gay people's sexual orientation and called on Christians to prevent the “homosexual lifestyle” from becoming accepted in society.

Less than 24 hours later, Giglio, acknowledging the sermon, said that he had a right to “hold differing views” and withdrew his name.

“The president appears determined to stir division and create two Americas: One America that holds to a biblical view of sexuality and another that offers tolerance so long as you embrace its redefined view of sexuality,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

In his AFA-sponsored radio show, Focal Point, Fischer told his audience that it was a “lie” that Giglio withdrew on his own.

“The bully bigots at 'big gay' they went to work on the inauguration committee and they got Louie Giglio bounced right out of this deal,” Fischer said. “Do not believe it. Do not let them lie to you. You're going to hear people say, 'Hey, he pulled out on his own. It was his decision.' That is absolutely a flat out total bald face lie.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)