Gay Christian activist prompts some evangelical leaders to reexamine their anti-gay stances
- As churches struggle to contend with rapidly growing acceptance of LGBT individuals, Matthew Vines approaches religious leaders on a theological level about the durability of their opposition.
- Vines has spoken with prominent organizations like Focus on the Family and at the high-profile evangelical conference Q Conference about the spiritual damage done by absolutist stances on homosexuality.
- His strategy is to provide context for biblical assertions and identify potential allies within the church setting.
“God intended marriage to be about more than ‘plumbing,’…Marriage ideally should be about permanent, mutual, self-giving, self-sacrificing love.”
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