The Message’ Bible Creator Eugene Peterson Has Found Himself In Hot Water!
Reader good Thursday morning to everyone I'm praying everyone that's reading this post has a wonderful day, in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have said from the get-go that The Message paraphrase of the Bible was bad. And sad to say, reading this does not surprise me in the least...he thought he could put his own spin on God's word and interpret it for us in The Message.
Eugene Peterson, the man behind The Message translation of the Bible, has landed in hot water after saying in an interview that he would perform a same-sex marriage ceremony if asked.
In an interview with Jonathan Merritt on Religion News, Peterson describes how his views on homosexuality have changed over his career.
"I wouldn't have said this 20 years ago, but now I know a lot of people who are gay and lesbian, and they seem to have as good a spiritual life as I do. I think that kind of debate about lesbians and gays might be over. People who disapprove of it, they'll probably just go to another church. So we're in a transition, and I think it's a transition for the best, for the good. I don't think it's something that you can parade, but it's not a right or wrong thing as far as I'm concerned," Peterson says.
Merritt specifically asked Peterson about the LGBT issues plaguing Peterson's denomination, Presbyterians.