When prominent evangelical leaders, including Francis Chan, John Piper and Russell Moore signed their names to the “Nashville Statement,” they ignited quite a controversy. Named for the city where it was signed, the Nashville Statement affirms the Bible’s description of marriage as between one man and one woman. Hundreds of evangelical leaders signed the document and released it Tuesday. But other leaders in the faith community were not happy, and they created a

statement of their own. “For decades, many pastors, theologians and reformers have boldly responded to the Holy Spirit’s call and have stepped forward to call the church to a renewed understanding of Christian teaching on sexuality and gender identity that includes, affirms and embraces the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and non-binary, queer community as created and fully blessed by God and welcomed in to the life of the church and society just as they are, READ MORE