Minister, Theologian and Author John Killinger Praises Presbyterian Church for Recognizing Same-Sex Marriage

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Author of "The Good Fundamentalist” Issues Powerful Statement on Same Sex Marriage and the Church

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It was simply their conviction that their arms, like Christ’s, should be wide open to everybody. Here’s hoping that other communions will soon show the same loving openness.

Minister, theologian and author John Killinger, issued the following statement today regarding same-sex marriage and the Presbyterian Church:

"Congratulations to the Presbyterian Church, USA, for its ground- breaking decision to embrace same-sex marriage as part of its Christian commitment to everyone, regardless of sexual preference. I wish I could claim that my novel The Good Fundamentalist had a part in moving some folks toward that decision, but I can’t. It was simply their conviction that their arms, like Christ’s, should be wide open to everybody. Here’s hoping that other communions will soon show the same loving openness.”

Dr. Killinger is available for media interviews and appearances on the topic.

About the Rev. Dr. John Killinger
Noted minister and theologian John Killinger has pastored the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles and the famous Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. He has also held tenured positions at several prominent universities lecturing on Religion and Culture. A sought after speaker and religion pundit, Dr. Killinger is the author of numerous fiction and non-fiction books including Outgrowing Church (Wipf & Stock) and What the Blind Man Saw (Intermundia Press).

About the Book
The Good Fundamentalist, (Intermundia; $19.95; ISBN 978-1-887730-39-6), is a heart wrenching fictional account based on a true story that sheds new light on the controversy over homosexuality and gay marriage in the church. The Good Fundamentalist is set in small town Kentucky and explores the crisis of faith and flock surrounding a fundamentalist Baptist minister as he faces the reality of homosexuality and same sex marriage in his own family. Killinger issued the statement as the United Methodist Church considers a potential division of the denomination over the issue of same sex marriage.

The Good Fundamentalist, by John Killinger
ISBN: 978-1-887730-39-6
$19.95; 257 pp; 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
Amazon: http://amzn.com/1887730397

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