Australia’s prime minister,Kevin Rudd, supports marraige equality because of his Christian faith
Progressive politics and Christianity are often seen at odds with each other. This is no more evident than on the topic of marriage equality— it is often assumed that one cannot be a Christian and support gay marriage. This is why voices like Australian Prime Minster, Kevin Rudd’s, who also happens to be a devout Christian, are so vital. For it is these voices that show that a biblical view is not inconsistent with progressive politics, that one can follow the Bible’s message of love and caring for others while supporting marriage equality—that in fact, for many, the biblical message of love demands supporting marriage equality. In fact, many more Christians are beginning to publicly declare their support for their gay brothers and lesbian sisters at the newly founded NALT Christian Project.
Ross recently graduated from Harvard Divinity School, where he studied Christian theology and gender studies, with a focus on masculinity studies. From central IL, he now lives with his partner in South Boston.