Younger people, homosexuality, and religion

 

Down with oppressive heteronormativity?

 

There is no question that younger people in the West and specifically in America, for a host of reasons, currently tend to be less uncomfortable with homosexuality and more welcoming toward the redefinition of marriage than do their older peers.

 

Whether they’re right to be so, whether their attitudes reflect their superior virtue or the innately greater wisdom of the young, how (if at all) religious leaders should respond, and many other such questions are fascinating and worthwhile.

 

In the meantime, here are a couple of links regarding the interplay between their attitudes toward homosexuality and toward their faith:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/26/millennials-gay-unaffiliated-church-religion_n_4856094.html

 

http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2014/february/wheaton-students-protest-exgay-chapel-rosaria-butterfield.html?utm_source=connection-html&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_term=1281995&utm_content=250967102&utm_campaign=2013

 

 

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