Eugene Peterson Retracts Support for Gay Marriage, Says He Was ‘Put on the Spot’

Jul 14, 2017 by

by Brendan Showalter, Christian Post:

Eugene Peterson has reversed his new stance affirming gay marriage, saying he was “put on the spot” and that he really does believe in traditional marriage.

“To clarify, I affirm a biblical view of marriage: one man to one woman. I affirm a biblical view of everything,” Peterson said in a lengthy statement to The Washington Post Thursday.

“When put on the spot by this particular interviewer, I said yes in the moment,” Peterson said of the moment he was asked by Jonathan Merritt in a Religion News Service interview whether he would perform a same-sex marriage.

In the interview released this week, the 84-year-old Presbyterian pastor and author of more than 30 books, including The Message, said that the Christian church was in “transition” on the issue and that he knew a lot of gays and lesbians with good spiritual lives. “I don’t think it’s something that you can parade, but it’s not a right or wrong thing as far as I’m concerned,” he said.

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See also: The agonizing ordeal of Eugene Peterson – you might be next, by Albert Mohler


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