Although the controversial former pastor and teacher turned Hollywood screenwriter has voiced similar opinions in the past, this may be the first time he has directly answered any question about gay marriage. Anyone who knows Rob Bell knows that speaking directly about anything is a big accomplishment for him, and that may be the most “shocking” part of the whole deal.
The statements came this past Sunday when Bell spoke at Grace Cathedral, an Episcopal church in California. You can hear the entire audio here.
He says, “I am for marriage. I am for fidelity. I am for love, whether it’s a man and woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man … I think this is the world we are living in and we need to affirm people wherever they are.”
Bell is most well known for his books Love Wins, Velvet Elvis, and Sex God. His books raise suspicions about traditional orthodox evangelicalism and tend to leave questions unanswered.
What are your thoughts? Does this surprise anyone?