Thursday, May 26, 2005

Christian Reformed Professor Backs Gay Marriage

A professor at Hope College, a Christian Reformed college in Holland Michigan, has a book coming out next Tuesday which supports gay marriage. In What God Has Joined Together? A Christian Case for Gay Marriage," to be released May 31, psychologist David Myers said research has shown strong marriages, heterosexual and homosexual, benefit society. Myers, an elder in the Reformed Church of America, urges church members to reconsider their opposition to gay marriage.

The book is causing causing quite a bit of controversy in conservative West Michigan. While the views of the religious right remain in the majority, we are seeing increasing signs of dissent. As a sign of how things are changing, in 1995 Christ Community Church in Spring Lake, Michigan was forced to split from the Reformed Church of America largely due to its acceptance of gay members. Last week a sizable minority of students and faculty members at Calvin College in Grand Rapids protested against George Bush as he delivered the commencement speech.


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