Tony compolo story of his gay son
Campolo with some of his flock. By Mark Oppenheimer. O ne morning in the summer of Bart Campolo left his house in Cincinnati for a long bicycle ride. Goateed and bald, but still trim and fit at 48, Campolo was the envy of his generation of evangelical pastors.
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Both Campolo and Graham, 96, are best known and beloved first and foremost as preachers largely unencumbered by overt denominational or political biases. Like Graham, Campolo also has been a spiritual counselor to U. As a Christian, my responsibility is not to condemn or reject gay people, but rather to love and embrace them, and to endeavor to draw them into the fellowship of the Church. Rest assured that I have already heard — and in some cases made — every kind of biblical argument against gay marriage…Obviously, people of good will can and do read the scriptures very differently when it comes to controversial issues, and I am painfully aware that there are ways I could be wrong about this one.
Heather Tomlinson reports. The news made Tony put his head in his hands, while his wife immediately started praying. It must have been particularly painful, because Bart had been a Christian pastor for years, which had no doubt been a source of pride for them both.