Liberal Baptist theologian and LGBT advocate David Gushee says that there is no middle ground when it comes to acceptance of LGBT rights. Churches and individuals must either accept them or not, and if they don’t they will face dire consequences.
He says that affirmation of LGBT issues is already mandatory in government, education, medicine, corporations, the entertainment industry, sports, and nonprofits. The only holdouts are conservative Christians and their institutions, which are digging in and trying to invoke religious liberty. But if they don’t change their tune, they will be forced to close down or be treated with the same contempt that racists receive today.