This is not just my view, it is the view ofÂ a gentleman whoÂ is considered to beÂ theÂ leader of the religious right’s intellectual wing.Â Â Dr. Albert Mohler’s remarks can be seen at Christianpost.com.Â HeÂ is President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.Â
MohlerÂ also registered hisÂ litany of complaints aboutÂ other things.Â He believes the President should have maintained opposition to the caseÂ for gay marriage.Â He encourages everyone to keep working to turn around the public’s support.
Nevertheless, he said, Christians need to prepare for the normalization of gay marriage.Â “I think it’s clear that something like same-sex marriage is going to become normalized, legalized and recognized in the culture. It’s time for Christians to start thinking about how we’re going to deal with that,”Â he said.
So far as I know, this is the first Christian right celebretyÂ to admit it is time to recognize thatÂ the legal argument against gay marriage is over. Mohler made another interesting prediction about acceptance inside the evagelical community.Â
“I think we’re going to be surprised and heartbroken over how many people are going to capitulate to the spirit of the age,” he noted.Â “We’re going to find now that there may not be as many of us as we thought.”
Long ago, I came to believe that if gay people could tell their story to theÂ general public, discrimination against them would end.Â AcceptanceÂ of gay marriage is a good step forward.