Ireland

What has changed?

Mar 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Ireland

The Irish Times this week carried a column representing the views of fifty “evangelical” leaders who are urging a “no” vote in the marriage equality referendum. The question must be asked as to whether Jesus would have endorsed their opinions. Would Jesus have been a reactionary? Many church people have thought so.

Many Christians in the 18th and 19th Centuries thought he might have supported slavery. George Whitefield, the 18th Century cleric who is a major figure in evangelical history actually campaigned for the legalization of slavery in the state …