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Christian conservatives flustered by Newsweek cover article pointing to Biblical support of gay marriage

”Religious conservatives will say that the liberal media are once again seeking to impose their values (or their ‘agenda,’ a favorite term to describe the views of those who disagree with you) on a God-fearing nation. Let the letters and emails come. History and demographics are on the side of those who favor inclusion over exclusion.”

>Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham correctly predicting that this week’s cover article by Lisa Miller would provoke a visceral reaction from Christian conservative pundits and their admirers. (Newsweek)

”It doesn’t surprise me. Newsweek has been so far in the tank on the homosexual issue, for so long, they need scuba gear and breathing apparatus.”

Richard Land speaking for the Southern Baptist Convention. (Politico)

”We’re not trying to take the Bible and put a bill number on it and legislate it.”

Ralph Reed still trying to convince the public that he and his extremist religious contemporaries are not trying to do exactly what they’ve been trying to do for decades. (Politico)

”I don’t think too many in the Evangelical world are too concerned about what Newsweek has to say.”

Tony Perkins of the anti-gay Family Research Council expressing his disregard for Newsweek’s cover story citing Biblical support for gay marriage. (Politico)

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