The issue of abortion and the fight for life has been at the center of our national discourse for years, particularly after Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in 1973. Since then, pro-life advocates, many of whom are Christians, have been speaking out in defense of life. There is no doubt that many Christian leaders believe valuing life from conception is a core principle of Christianity. <p><p> Many in the Christian community have been encouraged by the progress made in the pro-life movement in the last few months. Many states have tightened restrictions on abortion and put laws in place that protect life. Ultimately, these Christian leaders believe that life should be protected as a gift from God. Here is what ten Christian leaders had to say on abortion and the issues pertaining to preserving life.<p><p>Photo courtesy: Thinkstockphotos.com
The issue of gender identity and transgenderism is at the forefront of our culture today, and it is also affecting the church. The issue of transgenderism came to a head recently with the debate over transgender bathrooms. This led to many Christian leaders weighing in on not only the issue of what the Bible has to say on transgenderism, but on the morality of specific policy relating to the transgender issue. Because of the platforms that they have, these Christian leaders' beliefs on transgenderism and gender identity are particularly influential. Below are quotes from 10 different Christian leaders on this issue.<p><p>Photo courtesy: ©Thinkstock/LemonTreeImages
Gay marriage is a hotly debated topic in our society today and also in the church. It was fiercely debated in individual states, and even though the Supreme Court legalized it nationwide in 2015, the debate continues. Christians in positions of authority who are respected and followed by many have also engaged in this debate. Because of the platforms that they have, these Christian leaders' beliefs on homosexuality and same-sex marriage are particularly influential. Below are quotes from 10 different Christian leaders on this issue.<p><p>Photo courtesy: ©Thinkstock/michalootwijk
Popular Christian author and former PC (USA) pastor Eugene Peterson set off a firestorm within Christian circles this week when he said he would perform a same-sex marriage if asked to. Now, the man behind “The Message” Bible translation has retracted that statement.
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