Harvard Student Reconciles Homosexuality And The Bible In Moving Lecture

When Harvard student Matthew Vines came out as gay his sophomore year, he was “relieved and crushed” — crushed specifically because he worried he wouldn’t be welcome in his Kansas hometown. Not content to accept condemnation from his conservative Christianity, Vines took a leave of absence from college to thoroughly study the supposed conflict between homosexuality and the Bible. Earlier this month, he presented the results of his research in an hour-long lecture at a Methodist church in Wichita, addressing every Bible verse that can possibly be interpreted to cast judgment upon people who are gay. The results can be watched on YouTube, but here is a trailer that previews his powerful speech: