I first came across Matthew Vines while visiting Harvard in April to write this story. Walking through campus, I saw a flyer advertising a screening of his YouTube video, The Gay Debate: The Bible and Homosexuality. The next morning–a Saturday–I watched 50 college kids sit in total silence for 67 minutes while Matthew, a gay Harvard student from Kansas who left school to study the Bible, lectured about Corinthians, Leviticus, Ancient Greek and the modern concept of homosexuality. I was impressed, to say the least, and knew I had to write about this kid. At a time when everyone seems to be taking sides either with Christian values or gay rights, it’s nice to hear someone suggest the two may not be mutually exclusive. My story from this week’s Sunday Styles section, Turned Away, He Turned to the Bible.
A Voice for Gay Christians