U S Evangelical Leader Richard Cizik Resigns
A top evangelical leader was forced to resign his post following criticism over an interview where he said he supports civil unions for gays.
On Fresh Air with Terry Gross, National Association of Evangelicals vice president of governmental affairs Rich Cizik admitted that his views on same sex unions are shifting. While he made it clear that he does not favor same sex marriage, he did affirm the that he favors same sex civil unions.
National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) President Leith Anderson, said that his views did not "appropriately reflect the positions" of NAE policy.
It was time for him to go," said Tom Minnery, a Focus on the Family senior Vice President said on Thursday. "He no longer represents the view of evangelicalism."
Cizik, who has in the past boasted that he is "five years ahead" of his constituency, has moved NAE away from its traditional social conservatism towards issues of the left, especially global warming.
There's another good article about him in Christianity Today Magazine, speaking more of the controversy he's caused with the NAE over his supporting global warming.
Do you think the NAE is too rigid in its views? Or maybe behind the times?
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