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Matthew Vines asks Evangelicals to reconsider their biblical interpretations considering LGBT relationships

Matthew Vines asks Evangelicals to reconsider their biblical interpretations considering LGBT relationships

Photo: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

Matthew Vines, previously covered author of “God and the Gay Christian”, is in a New York Times article for some three dozen meetings with Evangelical leaders he’s held recently.

Vines says that he doesn’t expect to change any minds immediately, but hopes to make headway by identifying sympathetic leaders and opening a dialogue. Even Focus on the Family has met with Vines.

From the article:

“Because this is such a relatively new thing, pastors and church people want to know, ‘How do we navigate this, and how do we navigate this well, without doubling down or capitulating?’ ” Glenn T. Stanton, the director of family formation studies at Focus on the Family, said in a telephone interview from the organization’s headquarters in Colorado Springs. Focus on the Family is a large ministry that helps set the social and political agenda for evangelicals, who make up about one-fourth of the nation’s population, according to a Pew Research Center poll conducted in 2014.

Do you think Vines will be successful? Have you read his new book?

 

Posted by David Streever

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