Just as I predicted, Matthew Vines’ theological rewrite of Christian teachings regarding same-sex relationships is gaining traction.
Few are dropping their opposition. But aware that they are seen by many as bigots, some evangelical leaders are trying to figure out how to stand firm without alienating the increasing share of Americans — especially younger ones — who know gay people and support gay rights, or who may themselves come out as gay.
This is fun, don’t you think?
Pastors are in a vice. As I have said repeatedly, Vines’ argument is no more than special pleading — but it is going to prevail because he has given cover for pastors who know they had better get with the program or learn a useful skill. We’ll be updating the Eternal Truth any day now.