Is Justin Lee Now Misrepresenting the Fact That He Misrepresented My Views on the Levitical Prohibitions? – An Open Rejoinder to Justin Lee from Robert Gagnon

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Robert Gagnon, author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice, responds in this guest post to Justin Lee, executive director of the Gay Christian Network and author of Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate.  I’m grateful to Gagnon and to Lee for the conversation, and to be clear, I would also welcome Lee to respond [Read More...]

Is the Defense of Traditional Marriage Like the Defense of Slavery?

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I’ve noted before how labeling the struggle for same-sex marriage as a Civil Rights struggle on a par with the struggle for racial equality makes further conversation on the matter nearly impossible.  While I believe (and I would encourage all Christians to believe) that every homosexual individual deserves all of the same rights and protections [Read More...]

Hatred, Bigotry and Truth in the Homosexuality and Same Sex Marriage Debate

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The moral status of homosexuality and the legal advancement of same-sex marriage remain among the preeminent moral and theological issues confronting the church. I’ve published many pieces representing a diversity of opinion — including my own thoughts (see here and here, for instance), which do not neatly fall into the expected categories. I appreciate the [Read More...]

The Hate Sandwich Behind the Family Research Council Attack

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As Paul Bedard reports, new information emerges about the man who entered the DC offices of the Family Research Council and opened fire — a man who would have taken many more lives if the guard had not heroically stopped him: Floyd Lee Corkins II pleaded guilty to three charges including a charge of committing an act [Read More...]

An Evangelical Argument for Permitting Same-Sex Marriage Laws

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Recently I mentioned that I was sincerely questioning whether religious conservatives should still favor laws and constitutional amendments against same-sex marriage.  My reasons were partly practical, partly strategic, and partly theological.  Let me try to reframe the argument: 1.  It was once the case that there prevailed in the United States an overwhelming cultural consensus [Read More...]


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