For those interested in the emergent conversation, I read an interesting response to Brian McLaren from Mark Driscoll. McLaren was recently silent on the homosexuality issue. Here is some of what Driscoll sarcastically said:
"Well, it seems that Brian McLaren and the Emergent crowd are emerging into homo-evangelicals. "
"And on January 23rd McLaren wrote an article for Leadership that is posted on this blog. In it he argues that because the religious right is mean to gays we should not make any decision on the gay issue for 5-10 years. "
"Lastly, for the next 5-10 years you are hereby required to white out 1 Peter 3:15 which says "But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect" from your Bible until further notice from McLaren because the religious right forget the gentleness and respect part and the religious left forgot the answer the question part. Subsequently, a task force will be commissioned to have a conversation about all of this at a labyrinth to be named later. Once consensus is reached a finger painting will be commissioned on the Emergent web site as the official doctrinal position.
In conclusion, this is all just gay."