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On gay rights, tolerant Christians need to come out of the closet

On gay rights, tolerant Christians need to come out of the closet

"I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." — attributed to Mohandas Gandhi As Dan Savage tells it, it began years ago when he'd go on CNN or MSNBC to discuss LGBT issues opposite the likes of Tony Perkins. Mr. Perkins heads the Family Research Council, a leading purveyor of the fiction that homophobia and Christianity are synonymous and inextricable. "And invariably, after I would have an argument with Tony Perkins," says Mr. Savage, "I would get emails from Christians and calls reassuring me that, in these exact words, 'We're not all like that. We're not all like Tony Perkins....

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