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MARRIAGE: Christians with secular views on gay marriage

Letter by Richard H. Overman, University Place on Jan. 24, 2012 at 11:17 am | 45 Comments »
January 24, 2012 12:31 pm

Sexual liberation has been for many years a central goal of those who speak for the secular and irreligious political left, and it is not surprising to find this segment of American culture now pressing for “gay marriage” as part of its crusade for “human rights.”

What is (or should be!) surprising is that a number of Christians also support “gay marriage.” This is a curious fact, and it shows that many contemporary Christians have only very shallow roots in their religious tradition, while down deep they are much more in sympathy with the frankly secular currents of American life. One might even suggest that these folks are now, perhaps unwittingly, undergoing “re-baptism”in these more secular waters.

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