When I saw an article in Time magazine “Evangelicals for Marriage Equality: The Story Behind Our Launch,” it reminded me of the line from Airplane.
“Yes stewardess, I’d like something light to read,” the passenger says.
“How about ‘Great Jewish Sports Heroes,” the flight attendant responds and pulls out a pamphlet.
But Evangelicals for Marriage Equality is serious and group spokesman Brandon Robertson has some impressive statistics to back him up: A third of evangelicals 34 to 48 support marriage equality and 43 percent of those 18 to 33 support marriage equality, according to Robertson.
The group planned to launch with an ad that was rejected by Christianity Today. (see above).
“There are hundreds of verses in the Bible that talk about love. There aren’t any that talk about the definition of civil marriage,” the ad reads.
Whoa. That’s kind of racy for Christianity Today. How dare these evangelical extremists actually read the Bible.
Robertson wrote that he was struggling with that whole annoying “Love Thy Neighbor” thing when he realized he could reconcile marriage equality with his religious belief. Well, he didn’t call it annoying. But other evangelicals must be conflicted with trying to reconcile that commandment with the filth and hatred that regularly spews from their mouths.
And Robertson would take me to task for that previous paragraph. His group takes a middle ground and puts the blame partially on those supporting marriage equality. He wrote that those struggling with the issue are afraid to discuss it out of fear of being branded a bigot.