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For this Saturday time to talk about politics, I want to discuss the importance of moving away from our current way of talking about gay politics--top-down politics--and moving toward a better way, bottom-up politics.
As I mention, two important studies this week drove home the importance of talking about gay politics seriously and effectively. One study showed that the number of young people calling themselves gay is increasing at a rapid pace, in some statistical models doubling. One study showed that the fertility rate in the US hit a record low recently.
More people are claiming they are gay, which has an obvious effect--fewer people are engaging in straight sex and having children.
In this video, lasting about 10 minutes, I make a plea for both sides of the debate to stop discussing matters at a lofty level of theorization, sociology, and moral frameworks. Try, I say, to be more like Jesus--deal as much as possible with specific, everyday situations, and then hope that a larger theology emerges from the advice you give.