RECENT  POSTS:  » Read: Federal judge calls MS's marriage ban what it is: discriminatory » Yet another federal judge accurately notes crude discrimination within Arkansas' marriage ban » Prominent conservative outlet equates LGBT activists with Nazi paramilitary » New pledge: Conservative pastors choose to separate selves from civil marriage » Read: ADF creates fake 'victim' superbook; misapplies business matters to churches » P&G reaches out to pro-discrimination activist, learns it made right choice » In prep for Pope's 2015 visit, World Meeting of Families readies gay stigma, exclusion » Today in ambition: NOM cofounder vows to fight marriage equality for 100 years » Video: Mississippian who made soldier his lifestyle choice seeks freedom based on unchosen orientation » One of America's most anti-gay organizations rallies for the Duggars; because of course they would  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

01/14/2013

Evangelical pastor Mike Erre posts apology (of sorts) to LGBTQ community

by Jeremy Hooper

Tony Perkins was just complaining about this on his radio show. That's reason enough for me to post it:

201301141725
[Mike Erre's public Facebook wall]

Now, I obviously don't agree with much of the content or spirit within this letter. But it's still kind of interesting to see a pastor who I'm told is something of a rising star making such a public proclamation. To us, this whole apology may seem like a small concession, what with its support for "transformation" and whatnot. But to ardent evangelicals who fight us in the political realm, this kind of thing is a public notice of sorts. It's a repudiation of the hostile voices that you read here every day (thus the reason why Tony Perkins is so bothered by it) and the political rhetoric that has defined the religious right for the better (worse?) part of three decades.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails