The Common Good
September/October 2010

Unfilled Niche?

by Vanessa Carter | September/October 2010

I live in Los Angeles and work among progressively minded folks (Jesus-following and not). During and since the Proposition 8 vote, I have found a great deal of secular commentary on gay ...

I live in Los Angeles and work among progressively minded folks (Jesus-following and not). During and since the Proposition 8 vote, I have found a great deal of secular commentary on gay marriage. My response was to do some Bible study, acknowledging that I know very little. Thankfully, Andrew Marin and Lisa Sharon Harper have helped me to think through the different ways a Jesus follower might vote on gay marriage.

As far as I can tell, my generation of social justice Christians (those in our 20s) aren’t sure where to stand on the issue. As a result, I feel like I’m losing relevance; what salt and light do I have to offer in these conversations? Please, Sojourners, consider addressing gay marriage.

Vanessa Carter
Los Angeles, California
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