Back in April, Frank Bruni wrote an opinion article for the New York Times on the Indiana religious freedom debacle. Bruni is very negative toward conservative Christians in his article. In his opinion, conservative Christians can support homosexuality, but choose not to do so. Instead, they cling to outdated interpretations of an outdated text. Bruni writes:
So our debate about religious freedom should include a conversation about freeing religions and religious people from prejudices that they needn’t cling to and can indeed jettison, much as they’ve jettisoned other aspects of their faith’s history, rightly bowing to the enlightenments of modernity.
How should we be “freed”? Apparently, by force. He quotes Mitchell Gold (founder of a gay advocacy group, Faith in America) as saying, “church leaders must be made ‘to take homosexuality off of the sin list.’” Bruni approves, writing, “His commandment is worthy — and warranted. All of us, no matter our religious traditions, should know better than to tell gay people that they’re an offense.” So both Gold and Bruni think Christians need to be made to take homosexuality off of the sin list. How exactly do they plan to do this? It’s clearly not through persuasion. If I had to guess, it’s by force of the law.