Rev. Luter may be unaware of how the Southern Baptist Convention, as a huge denomination within the anti-gay Christian right, may have actively recruited him during this election period to reach African-American voters and exploit black homophobia to unseat Obama.
We have always had among us media-savvy megalomaniacs craving power and artfully appealing to the worst in people. We always will. When one of them starts getting real elected power, then we've got a problem.
Evangelical leaders defend their stance by claiming that God doesn't change and that neither does sin. But sin does change. And God - or our understanding of what God is, which is all we actually have - changes, too.