I’ve generally been a fan, and this last week’s dust-up doesn’t really change this. The reaction was vociferous and not especially kind or even attempting to understand what might the discussion was really about. In any event, here is an interesting analysis of the whole situation.
I’m not going to endorse all the analysis – the author has a bias and an agenda (as we all do). But sometimes the outside perspective sheds some light that might not be otherwise evident. Has a particular and singular approach to issues surrounding homosexuality become an evangelical essential? I doubt it (I know many libertarian leaning evangelicals, for example, who lean to something similar to position #3), but for at least a significant part of evangelical culture seems to think it is. And that’s the rub.
More thought required.