Matthew Vines talks the Bible, homosexuality and same-sex marriage
Monday, October 22, 2012 at 02:55PM
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By Brittany Clampitt, Political Fiber - October 22, 2012

With a goal to reform the Christian Church, Matthew Vines argues that the Bible does not condemn same-sex relationships. Vines, a gay Christian, took a leave of absence from his studies at Harvard University and returned to his hometown of Wichita to study the Bible and homosexuality.

In March 2012, he delivered his conclusions in a speech at College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita in which he methodically addressed the six passages in the Bible commonly used to condemn homosexuality. The speech was posted in a video on YouTube and has received mixed responses. Syndicated columnist for The Miami Herald and Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts Jr. called it "a masterwork of scriptural exegesis." On the other hand,  James White, director of the Alpha and Omega Ministries in Phoenix, refuted Vines’ arguments in a series of podcasts, taking issue with such topics as Vines’ definition of love. Vines’ video has been viewed more than 400,000 times. [Read Full Story]

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