Southern Religion

Conservative & liberal voices raised together against anti-gay Ugandan law

Candace Chellew-Hodge puts to sleep the view that Christian leaders signing the statement [.pdf] are just lefties. She writes of the signers:

The first to jump out at me was Ronald Sider from Evangelicals for Social Action. Sider was also a signer of the Manhattan Declaration that clearly spells out its opposition to marriage equality for gays and lesbians here in the states, along with promising civil disobedience to laws allowing such marriages and actively fighting against abortion rights and the curbing of (their) religious freedoms. While Sider may want to prevent gays and lesbians from marrying, at least he has the decency to honor the sanctity of all life, including gays and lesbians. Other conservative signers include Sam Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Council. Rodriguez also signed the Manhattan Declaration and was a supporter of California’s Proposition 8 to overturn marriage equality in that state, and has been called the “Karl Rove of Hispanic evangelical strategy.” Another notable signer is Mercer University professor and author David Gushee, who has refused to sign the Manhattan Declaration.


December 8, 2009 - Posted by | Crime, Politics, Religion | , , , , , , , ,

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