WayneSelf-Owldolatrous
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Nov 9, 2012 WayneSelf-Owldolatrous commented on Anti-Gay Now, Anti-Gay Tomorrow, Anti-Gay Forever!.
Dan, hi. It's Wayne Self over at Owldolatrous. I'm not convinced it has to be this way. There are plenty of things that Evangelical Christians used to be absolutely opposed to, but now hardly ever mention: women cutting their hair, stores being open on Sunday, dancing, alcohol, etc.

The Bible that they follow is no more absolutist on the subject of LGBT equality than it is on any of those other things. Evangelical Christians found a way to be okay with women wearing pants, for example; they can find a way to be okay with gays. There's plenty of scriptural and social "cover" for them, if we give them the opportunity to use it.

Not that there wouldn't be SOME revolt, and not that it would happen immediately, but it could, and sooner than we might expect, as the old guard begins to die off.

Thanks. For lots.

-Wayne
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Nov 9, 2012 WayneSelf-Owldolatrous commented on Anti-Gay Now, Anti-Gay Tomorrow, Anti-Gay Forever!.
Dan, hi. It's Wayne Self over at Owldolatrous. I'm not convinced it has to be this way. There are plenty of things that Evangelical Christians used to be absolutely opposed to, but now hardly ever mention: women cutting their hair, stores being open on Sunday, dancing, alcohol, etc.

The Bible that they follow is no more absolutist on the subject of LGBT equality than it is on any of those other things. Evangelical Christians found a way to be okay with women wearing pants, for example; they can find a way to be okay with gays. There's plenty of scriptural and social "cover" for them, if we give them the opportunity to use it.

Not that there wouldn't be SOME revolt, and not that it would happen immediately, but it could, and sooner than we might expect, as the old guard begins to die off.

Thanks. For lots.

-Wayne