InterVarsity Blues -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
I am strongly supportive of full inclusion of LGBT persons in church and society. I also have evangelical roots and am the graduate twice over of the leading evangelical seminary in the world. I value much from my past, but also stand apart from it on a number of issues, including this one. Hearing of the decision by InterVarsity to dismiss all employees who support same-sex marriage saddens me. Perhaps this is the last stand on this issue, but I believe it is a futile one as millennials by and large have moved away from such views. It is good to see, however, that numerous InterVarsity Press authors are opposing the move, and that is good to know as IVP produces some really good books! Martin Marty takes a look at the aftermath, offering some helpful words about how we might move forward. Take a read and offer your thoughts.