Re: Capitulation by S. M. Hutchens

Editorial

Re: Capitulation

Tony Campolo's Turmoil over Homosexual "Marriage"

In a June 8 declaration on his personal blogsite, Tony Campolo, an Evangelical theologian with a reputation for contrarian views and a significant opinion leader in the movement's progressive wing, called for "the full acceptance of Christian gay couples into the Church." At the base of his reasoning is the rejection of the idea, which "traces back to St. Augustine," that "the sole purpose of marriage is procreation." Dr. Campolo numbers himself with those who recognize "a more spiritual dimension of marriage, which is of supreme importance." The premise, taken with the caricature of traditional Christian teaching about marriage, makes his conclusion unremarkable.

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S. M. Hutchens is a Touchstone senior editor.

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