The Best Of The Dish Today

I may never ever ever ever stop laughing at this @dougmillsnyt photo, it’s beyond sublime. pic.twitter.com/ZDR1fSX6MI — TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) July 9, 2014 A couple of items. First up, I have to confess I’ve been a little obsessed with the unfolding horrors of the life of one of Britain’s biggest celebrities in the last few decades, … Continue reading The Best Of The Dish Today

The Conversion Of Evangelicals On Marriage

Though they lag behind other denominations, evangelicals are steadily becoming more supportive of marriage equality: Over the past decade, evangelical support for gay marriage has more than doubled, according to polling by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute. About a quarter of evangelicals now support same-sex unions, the institute has found, with an equal number occupying what researchers at … Continue reading The Conversion Of Evangelicals On Marriage

The Future Of The Gay Rights Movement Is Evangelical, Ctd

Not all readers are as hopeful about Matthew Vines’ work as I am: First, as a faithful member of an LGBT-affirming Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation, I wish Matthew Vines well; I’ve read what he has to say, and am impressed with his passion, his rigor, and his own faithfulness.   But I have to say that … Continue reading The Future Of The Gay Rights Movement Is Evangelical, Ctd

The Future Of The Gay Rights Movement Is Evangelical

I met the painfully young Matthew Vines last week, after a few near-misses over the past couple of years. The Dish has been following his work for a while now. Dan Savage gives you the basic biography: Matthew Vines is a young gay man who grew up in Kansas. His family is Christian and very conservative. After … Continue reading The Future Of The Gay Rights Movement Is Evangelical

A Gay Evangelical Preaches To The Unconverted, Ctd

Reviewing Matthew Vines’s new book, God And The Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships, Randy Potts explains why it could shift the conversation among conservative evangelicals: Thus far, most attempts to ask conservative Christians to reconsider their beliefs regarding same-sex couples have appealed either to the heart, on the progressive end, … Continue reading A Gay Evangelical Preaches To The Unconverted, Ctd

The Best Of The Dish Today

There’s Sullybait and then there’s Sarah Palin equating torture with Christianity. Not since Easter fell on 4/20 … We introduced the remarkable evangelical Harvard drop-out, Matthew Vines, whose relentless logic and spiritual generosity comes through on every page of his depth-charge of a book, God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case In Support Of  … Continue reading The Best Of The Dish Today

A Gay Evangelical Preaches To The Unconverted

Matthew Vines’s new book, God And The Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships, has gotten a lot of blowback from gay-unfriendly evangelicals. In a hostile review, Andrew Walker explains why the book has struck a nerve: What makes Vines’ book unique is that Vines does not consider himself a theological liberal. He … Continue reading A Gay Evangelical Preaches To The Unconverted