Please Enjoy This Lady’s Reaction As A Minister Explains His Support For Marriage Equality
Can't win 'em all.
Despite the overwhelming success of the Yes campaign in last year’s postal survey, marriage equality is still a thorny issue for many people, especially if it conflicts with your religious beliefs.
And that was the theme of a question on last night’s Q&A, as an audience member questioned Anglican priest and prominent same-sex marriage supporter Father Rod Bower on how he could support same-sex marriage and call himself a Christian.
The questioner quoted several Bible verses that she interpreted to be against homosexuality, and asked Bower, who campaigned strongly for the Yes vote last year, to explain himself.
Bower explained that in his view, the Bible doesn’t directly address homosexuality, because homosexuality as we understand it today wasn’t really a concept when the Bible was written.
Bower’s answer prompted this reaction from the questioner, which I just love. I guess we can’t win all of them over at once, but here’s hoping she’ll come around one day.
The questioner, clearly not impressed, drew the conversation back to Bower, and again asked him to clarify his view on gay people and same-sex marriage. Bower confirmed that he “absolutely” supports marriage equality.
Isn’t that nice? You can watch the whole exchange below.
— ABC Q&A (@QandA) May 28, 2018