February 6, 2013
Former opponent invites gays and lesbians to join him in strengthening marriage
David Blankenhorn was one of the main witnesses who spoke out against same-sex marriage when California’s Proposition 8 was being debated. But now he holds an altogether different view of marriage equality. Candace Chellew-Hodge, writing for Religion Dispatches, comments on his change of heart and what he is doing to help others change their minds and hearts as well. As Chellew-Hodge writes, “His proposal is to bring together everyone who is concerned with strengthening marriage, including gays and lesbians.” Her conclusion: “It’s refreshing to finally see someone of Blankenhorn’s stature recognizing the true agenda of the marriage equality movement—to strengthen marriage, not destroy it.” This is the same point social psychologist David Myers and I were making in our book, What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (HarperOne, 2005, 2006).