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FlaGator
04-04-2009, 12:18 AM
But the Christian liberals are none to happy about it.



Social conservatives are responding to protests over the White House’s invitation of former NFL coach Tony Dungy to join its Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Earlier this week, a spokesman for Dungy confirmed media reports of the recent invitation but said the former Indianapolis Colts head coach had not yet made a decision about whether or not he will accept.

Since then, groups including Americans United for Separation of Church and State have castigated the White House move, claiming that Dungy “has well-known ties with intolerant Religious Right groups.”

“I am surprised and disappointed that Dungy has been asked to serve on the council,” commented the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Americans United’s executive director, who noted Dungy’s opposition to same-sex marriage.

“His view that civil-marriage law should reflect religious doctrine is not in keeping with the Constitution,” he added.

In response to Lynn’s comments, and others like them, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released a statement hailing Dungy as a man of character who has used his celebrity platform to promote adoption, prison ministry, family values, outreach to the poor, and simple Christian decency.

“Opponents of traditional marriage are seeking to disqualify Coach Dungy simply for believing that marriage is the union of one man and one woman which is a view shared by more than 80 percent of American Evangelicals,” Perkins noted.



I believe that what Rev. Barry W. Lynn is really saying is:

"I can't believe that the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships isn't going to be the echo chamberfoer unbiblical views and heresies that I thought it was going to be. I'm actually going to have to defend my indefensible views and that isn't right."

...and now the rest of the story (http://http://www.christianpost.com/Society/ngo/2009/04/conservatives-hail-defend-white-house-invitation-to-dungy-03/index.html)

PoliCon
04-04-2009, 12:45 AM
Is this another example of the lefts famed tolerance?

CueSi
04-05-2009, 02:45 AM
Note to gay people: Remember. . .oh, he's not really against same sex marriage. I dunna guys. . .

~QC