Same-sex marriage is legal, so why have churches been so slow to embrace it?

Same-sex marriage is legal, so why have churches been so slow to embrace it?

Christians were on both sides of the debate leading to last year’s historic shift to marriage equality. To date, no major denomination has publicly shifted to allow same-sex marriage. Why?

Three factors affect whether Christians support or oppose marriage equality: how they read the Bible; how they understand church tradition; and how they see the relationship between the world around them and the life of the church.