Why Gay Marriage Proponents Can’t Appeal to the Abolitionist Movement

| August 14, 2015

I remember listening to Tony Campolo speak in chapel when I was a student at Wheaton College. His passion inspired me. His compassion for the downtrodden motivated me. I revered him as a biblical and prophetic voice.

So when I saw earlier this summer he had endorsed gay marriage, I was saddened. The statement on his website is eye-opening and concerning. He concludes:

Obviously, people of good will can and do read the Scriptures very differently when it comes to controversial issues, and I am painfully aware that there are ways I could be wrong about this one. However, I am old enough to remember when we in the church made strong biblical cases for keeping women out of teaching roles in the church, and when divorced and remarried people often were excluded from fellowship altogether on the basis of Scripture. Not long before that, some Christians even made biblical cases supporting slavery. Many of those people were sincere believers, but most of us now agree that they were wrong. I am afraid we are making the same kind of mistake again, which is why I am speaking out. (emphasis added)

Matthew Vines, another proponent of gay marriage and author of God and the Gay Christian, writes…

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