I don’t debate today with members of the flat earth society – that issue’s closed; you know, it’s not one that anybody wants to debate. I don’t debate about whether homosexuality is evil or good; it’s morally neutral. – Rt. Rev. Bishop John Shelby Spong
Bishop Spong is one of our nation’s leading – and most controversial – theologians, who for decades has been a powerful voice calling for inclusivity, reform and renewal in the Church. He is also a long time friend of State of Belief.
In Part II of a wide-ranging and candid conversation, Rev. Welton Gaddy and Bishop Spong talk about the opposition he faced while growing in his understanding of Christian acceptance and love of all people; the role of the Church in today’s society; and the evolution of an increasingly diverse culture, nation, and world.
Bishop Spong is the author of the new book The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic.