Louie Giglio has released a statement on his church’s website that gives more information about his ouster from the inaugural program. He writes:
Though I was invited by the President of the United States to pray at his upcoming inauguration, after conversations between our team and the White House I am no longer serving in that role.
An official with Mr. Obama’s Presidential Inaugural Committee said the committee, which operates separately from the White House, vetted Mr. Giglio. People familiar with internal discussions between administration and committee officials said the White House viewed the selection as a problem for Mr. Obama, and told the panel on Wednesday night to quickly fix it. By Thursday morning, Mr. Giglio said he had withdrawn.
[At some point yesterday, the above quotation was scrubbed from the NY Times website. The part about the White House telling the committee to “fix it” has been removed. I do not know how to account for this change. What you see above is the paragraph as it appeared early yesterday afternoon on the NY Times site.]