UPDATE: Eugene Peterson Now Says He Does Not Support Same-Sex Marriage
“To clarify, I affirm a biblical view of marriage: one man to one woman. I affirm a biblical view of everything,” Eugene Peterson said in a statement Thursday afternoon. "I’ve never performed a same-sex wedding. I’ve never been asked and, frankly, I hope I never am asked."
"This reporter, however, asked a hypothetical question: if I were pastoring today and if a gay couple were Christians of good faith and if they asked me to perform their wedding ceremony—if, if, if. Pastors don’t have the luxury of indulging in hypotheticals. And to be honest, no is not a word I typically use."