Matthew Vines, a gay evangelical Christian who has argued for more churches to accept gays and lesbians, will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday (April 8) at UNC Charlotte’s Student Union Theater. The event is free.
His topic: “God and the Gay Christian.” That’s also the title of his book, in which he makes a biblical case for the support of same-sex relationships.
In 2012, Vines delivered a talk at a church in his hometown of Wichita, Kansas, about the Bible and homosexuality. In it, he called for the acceptance of gay Christians and their same-sex marriages. The video was viewed 500,000 times on YouTube, and was featured in the New York Times.
Two years ago, Vines launched “The Reformation Project,” a nonprofit group that trains LGBT Christians and their allies on reforming church teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Vines’ appearance at UNC Charlotte is sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center. Tim Funk