Prominent Christian Pastor Retracts His Support for Same-sex Marriage After Sparking Outcry from Evangelicals

Eugene Peterson, author of over 30 best-selling books — including a paraphrasing of the bible, The Message — is reversing on comments he had previously made that seemed to support same-sex marriage.

The 84-year-old caused a controversy in the evangelical community when he said during an interview with Religious News Service that he would perform a same-sex marriage if he were still working as a pastor. (Peterson retired in 1991.) His answer caused some waves, and on July 12, the same...

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