I had the chance to sit down with Eric Metaxas, a writer and speaker who, along with Dr. Ben Carson, addressed CPAC about the importance of religious liberty in America. Metaxas, author of bestseller "Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy," spoke at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast, where he gave a speech that was no doubt a challenge for President Obama and his cohorts to hear. It's worth watching, as he gives a good-humored but deadly serious talk about having true faith in God, rather than simply paying lip service with Scriptural quotes (contrast President Obama's subsequent speech for...
Around 7:30, he again more than implies that the state shouldn't tell others how to define marriage. Yet, a mere minute or so earlier, he was saying that we shouldn't force others to believe what they don't want to believe. If two dudes want to get married, they just want to be seen as married in the eyes of the state, having the same benefits that a heterosexual couple would have. They're not forcing anyone to believe that gay marriage is good, but they believe it is good. Metaxas seems to be saying that it's OK for some Christians to tell gay people what they should believe, then get the government to force that belief upon them. Is this not hypocritical?
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