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Are Evangelicals ready for a gay celebrity?

The outing of Jonathan Merritt

On August 4th, Evangelical star Jonathan Merritt came out of the closet. Was there a bit of déjà vu? He was outed back in 2012.

Back then, he explained that he’d been molested as a boy, and held himself out as ‘broken’. Now he’s saying he’s just gay—positioning him as the first openly gay Evangelical to be widely seen as religiously acceptable. This would be a historic status. I think over his…

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