Obama, Gay Marriage and the Church

Joel Hunter, President Obama's pastoral counsel, responds to the president's endorsement of same-sex marriage

This article is from Issue 58: Jul/Aug 2012

After President Obama announced his support of same-sex marriages in May, many Christians were outraged. Joel Hunter is the pastor of Northland Church in Florida and a spiritual advisor to Obama. We asked Hunter how he felt about the president’s announcement and how the church should approach the legalization of gay marriage.

You’ve been a spiritual advisor to President Obama for several years. How have you seen his thinking on this issue undergo an evolution?