Long-time evangelical left leader Jim Wallis, founder and CEO of Sojourners, has changed his position on government recognition of same-sex marriage, the Christian Post reports. Wallis, who announced his support in a Friday interview with the Huffington Post, said he was worried about the decline of marriage and wanted to strengthen it, but believed that same-sex couples should be included in that endeavor. "I think we should include same-sex couples in that renewal of marriage, [but] I want to talk marriage first," Wallis said. "Marriage needs some strengthening. Let's start with marriage, and then I think we have to talk about, now, how to include same-sex couples in that deeper understanding of marriage. I want a deeper commitment to marriage that is more and more inclusive, and that's where I think the country is going." When the Huffington Post asked Wallis to clarify if he meant he specifically supported same-sex marriage, he answered "Yes." A spokesperson for Sojourners confirmed on Monday that this is the first time Wallis has publicly stated that position.