News broke yesterday that the popular author, preacher and film maker Rob Bell, has spoken in support of same-sex marriage.
Rob Bell is well known for thinking ‘outside the box’ and has been an inspiration to huge numbers of Evangelicals in the USA and around the world. In 2011 he was named by Time magazine as one of its Top 100 influential people.
His open thinking style has however, also drawn criticism from more conservative Evangelicals.
Responding to a question at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, he 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… to affirm people wherever they are.”
According to the Huffington Post, Bell went on to say that while it used to be fair to equate evangelicals with social conservatism, that assumption no longer holds true.