March 18, 2013
Rob Bell Comes Out for Gay Marriage
Later this week I'll be publishing my interview with Rob Bell about his new book, but it seems Rob is talking to a lot of folks right now about a lot of things. He spoke on Sunday at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. In response to a question about gay marriage Bell said,
"I am for marriage. I am for fidelity. I am for love, whether it's a man and woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man. I think the ship has sailed and I think the church needs -- I think this is the world we are living in and we need to affirm people wherever they are."
I may be mistaken, but I believe this may be the first time Bell has publicly voiced support for gay marriage. Although Bell is popular with some evangelicals, it seems that he is increasingly voicing both theological and social views consistent with mainline progressive Protestantism. What do you think?