FRC's Perkins adds that it is shocking how intolerant the administration is in forcing acceptance of homosexuality, while disregarding Giglio's work to combat human trafficking.
"This isn't the inauguration of another four years," he laments. "I'm afraid this is the inauguration of a new era of religious intolerance in America."
Crouse concurs, saying the situation is a milestone in that it is an issue America has not faced before: that a person would be kicked out of a presidential inauguration for standing on biblical values.
"We've passed over into territory and a culture where you cannot be a Christian and support biblical values that have been part of the church's doctrine over 2,000 years and across cultures and across time has been a part of biblical faith," says Crouse.