Religious beliefs that marriage should only be between a man and a woman are behind some of the new religious freedom bills debated in Indiana and other states. While many protestant denominations allow gay weddings within their churches, most evangelical churches remain opposed to same-sex marriage. To many evangelicals, the debate is rooted in their belief that the bible says gay relationships are a sin. But a new national movement of young evangelicals is challenging this interpretation. Using theological arguments, they are starting to change church teachings on sexual orientation.


  • Matthew Vines Author and founder, The Reformation Project, an advocacy group that aims to change church teachings on sexual orientation. He is author of "God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships."
  • Monte Vines Lawyer and former elder in a Presbyterian church in Wichita, Kansas. Author Matthew Vines is his son.


  • Listen 05:48

    Monte Vines talks about the day his son Matthew came out to him.

Video: Matthew Vines: Biblical Support Of Same-Sex Relationships

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