Many Christians have been able to get over the Young Earth creationism theory they were taught and now agree with science and with the rest of the world that our planet is much older than around 10,000 years. The more liberal Christians that I talk to believe their faith can co-exist with science.
As popular social views about people who are gay change (for example, the recent marriage equality ruling and polls that suggest around 60% of Americans agree with marriage equality), it’s going to be very interesting to watch The Church reform its views about people who are gay.
Will the majority of Christians accept the science that people who are gay are born that way and do not choose it?
If they accept that, will they reject conversion therapy that has been proven fraudulent?
If they reject that, will they reject that being gay is a sin?
If they do, will The Church consider people that are gay, equals?
If they do, we should see some incredible discussion and understanding on these issues. Until then, it’s been very strange for me to watch my Christian friends slowly start posting about their views toward gay people in a mix of judgement and love. Within the Christian and politically conservative community, there is a lot to figure out. It’s also going to make for an incredibly entertaining and likely, hurtful to many, presidential race.