The president of an evangelical seminary says he has mixed opinions about attending a same-sex ceremony, even though he doesn’t support same-sex “marriage.”
Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, says he would make a “case by case, personal relationship basis.”
He gives the hypothetical example of a son, “who was engaged in a behavior that he would know that my wife and I deeply disapprove of.” But at the same time,” he adds, “we would still love our son.”
Ohio Governor John Kasich has told CNN that he agreed to attend the same-sex wedding ceremony of a friend, even though he didn’t personally support same-sex marriage.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker also revealed that he attended the reception of a homosexual couple, even though he didn’t attend the wedding itself.
Other GOP presidential hopefuls also indicated that they might attend such ceremonies.
“And whether I attend a gay-wedding ceremony, or whether I attended a gay-wedding reception, would not in any way shape or form alter what people know that I believe about same-sex marriage,” Land tells OneNewsNow.
As a minister, he adds, he would refuse to perform a same-sex wedding.
Land says he could not support a candidate who openly advocates for same-sex marriage, such as Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman, who is running for re-election next year. Portman publicly changed his views on homosexuality after his son revealed his is gay.