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Top Evangelical Resigns After His Support of Gay Unions Draws Fire

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

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    WASHINGTON — A top evangelical leader has resigned his post following an uproar over a recent interview when he said he supports civil unions for gays.

    The National Association of Evangelicals says the Rev. Richard Cizik quit Thursday as the group's representative in Washington.

    The announcement follows Cizik's Dec. 2 interview on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" program. Cizik said on the show that he backs same-sex civil unions and made other comments that the evangelical group says don't reflect their values.


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  2. Marcia

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    I'm wondering why there is so little reaction to this. It's amazing that someone in this position would have these views.

    Of course, look at the last president of NAE - Ted Haggard. I'm not talking about the sexual problem that came along but about him being aligned with C Peter Wagner and the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation)
     
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    I guess all the evangelicals who fought for the right to only conduct weddings of our choice, and yet allow civil unions to be done by anyone, should resign.

    Marriage in Canada is a civil duty controlled by the province. Our licence comes from the province and not from any church. We were just protecting ourselves and not to dictate moral values on an open society with civil rights for all its citizenry.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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