Is Religious Right Conceding on Gay Rights Issues?
A few weeks ago Peter Cassels interviewed me for a story on religions’ attitudes toward marriage equality. You can read the article on Edge Boston. Here’s an excerpt.
Some religious right leaders see DOMA’s end as recognition of marriage equality
Some conservative religious leaders have seen the handwriting on the wall and are beginning to acknowledge that marriage equality eventually will be the law of the land.
President Barack Obama’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act seems to have opened their eyes to the fact that it’s unconstitutional. House Speaker John Boehner has said Congress will pick up the court defense but it is still unclear how that will happen.
A major sign of fundamentalists throwing in the towel was what the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said during a recent appearance on a Focus on the Family radio show.
“I think it’s clear that something like same-sex marriage is going to become normalized, legalized and recognized in the culture,” Albert Mohler said. “It’s time for Christians to start thinking about how we’re going to deal with that.”
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