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When Julie Rodgers was hired to be a chaplain at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois inshe was lifted up as a charismatic model of evangelical orthodoxy.

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But all that changed on Monday, when Rodgers published a lengthy, deeply religious essay on her personal blog endorsing marriage equality. A section of her post, which is now republished at the Washington Postis below:.

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Some might find [committed relationships] in friendship, which is wonderful. When we make those kinds of promises to one another, we need a community to surround us to support us for the long haul. Communities with a traditional sexual ethic have, more often than not, dismissed sexual minorities the moment they moved in this direction.

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I say this with nothing but sadness: the kind of discrimination my friends and I have experienced as celibate gays makes me lean toward the latter. But it feels important for me to push for those kinds of changes as someone who also supports people in same-sex relationships so that friendship is promoted as a good in itself rather than a quick fix for the gay problem.

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Rodgers gave a vague response to the controversy on her Twitterasking people who disagree with her to at least give her positions a fair reading:. I'm so thankful for the support I received in sharing more of my heart.

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If you're someone who can't support it, I hope you'll still listen. Rodgers, however, was praised as a beacon of change, making her abrupt withdraw from chaplaincy a blow for many LGBT students. To say I'm proud of her courage is an understatement.

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