Why I Support The Presidents Executive Action On Immigration


The internet and news networks have been blowing up for the past 24 hours as news got out that on Thursday night, President Obama will announce an executive action that will shield up to 5 million immigrants from deportation. This decision has come after many noted attempts to pass immigration reform that have been blocked time and time again by Republicans in Congress. As Dr. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention noted, … [Read more...]

Tension. [Reflections on the ERLC Conference]


As I walked out of the Opryland Resort in Nashville this morning, I felt a great deal of tension in my soul. Since Sunday evening, I have been in town for the Southern Baptist Conventions conference on The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage. Almost since the moment that I walked in to the resort center, I have been engaging in conversations with leaders and lay people alike on issues surrounding sexuality and marriage equality, hoping to discover a way to help move Evangelicals … [Read more...]

How Houston Attorneys Are Reinforcing Homophobia By Infringing On Religious Liberties


Yesterday, reports began to surface out of Houston, Texas that the attorneys of the city have subpoenaed pastors who have been vocally opposed to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. The subpoenas request that the a select group of Houston area Pastors turn over “all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO, the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession.”While I have my own per … [Read more...]

Equality Is A Human Issue (& A Christian One)


Post by: Vince Schiller, Contributor On the 20th of September last month, the United Nations met in New York, and there Emma Watson (who recently became the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador) spoke about women’s equality. It wasn’t entirely what would be expected though. You might anticipate that she would highlight the inequality that women face worldwide, which she did. But what was unexpected (and brilliant) was her insistence that women’s equality is more than just an issue about women. Emma W … [Read more...]

Is Evangelicals For Marriage Equality “Shaming Evangelical Publications”?


Earlier today, my friend Jonathan Merritt released an article at Religion News Service that criticized Evangelicals For Marriage Equality for “shaming” Christianity Today, Relevant, and WORLD Magazine for not carrying our organization’s advertisement. Though well intentioned, I think Jonathan fundamentally misunderstood why we referenced the rejections of our ad from these magazines.We affirm the right of any and all publications to be able to decide whom they allow to advertise within their … [Read more...]

Al Mohler Critiques Me & Evangelicals for Marriage Equality


Good Morning Friends!As I am participating in the launch of Evangelicals for Marriage Equality we are receiving a wide range of response from very supportive to very critical. This morning, Dr. Al Mohler, a man I have met with personally on a few occasions and really respect despite our theological and political differences, offered a critique of my op-ed in TIME magazine on his daily podcast. It's certainly worth a l … [Read more...]