Evangelicals, Pentecostalists, and even Mormons took part in a recent Vatican conference on marriage, which was hosted by Pope Francis. Southern Baptist social ministries spokesman Russell Moore was an invited speaker. So was megachurch pastor Rick Warren, who was said to have turned the Roman Catholic meeting into a “revivalist meeting.” (Does anyone know if any Lutherans participated?) The Catholics gave the evangelicals a standing ovation.
Do you think this was a good thing–religious people of various stripes rallying in defense of marriage–or a problematic and potentially dangerous bit of unionism? [Read more…]