Nashville, Tenn., Aug 31, 2017 / 23:08 pm
An Evangelical Christian coalition's statement on marriage, sexuality, and gender identity is "largely consonant" with Catholic thought, according to one commentator.
"The language of the document is clearly Evangelical, but its articles are largely consonant with Catholic understandings of human sexuality and sexual morality," Stephen P. White, a fellow in the Catholic Studies program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, told CNA Aug. 30.
"I think Pope Francis would agree with virtually everything in the letter," White continued. "When man forgets his Creator, he loses sight of himself as well. We see the result of this in the confusion over sexual morality, but in many other areas as well. It's what most of Pope Francis' last encyclical, Laudato si', was about."
The Nashville Statement was published by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood after endorsement in Nashville by more than 150 Evangelical Christian leaders Aug. 25.