fish-in-the-sand

TIME Magazine ran a cover story this past week on gay teens in America (The Battle Over Gay Teens, 10 October 2005). It was a remarkably perspectived article: interviewing both GLBT advocates, Exodus Internationals’ Scott Davis, and those in-between.

Also this week, Evan Wolfson, the author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to Marry, was on campus lecturing. I didn’t see him, but I am reading an autographed copy of his book, which was loaned to me by Karen Bush, campus minister of the rainbow-flag adorned United Church of Christ.

This is currently a fish-in-the-sand issue for conservative and liberal Christians both to find those in a room who are like-minded. For the younger generation of Christ followers, however, it can't be the case. It's not that 20s Christians don't have opinions on things like gay marriage, they just don't hold it at the same level of moral imperative as the older generation.

The church's view on this in fifteen years will be fascinating. I have no idea where it'll go. It certainly isn't simple.