NAE Head Richard Cizik Resigns Over Statements
Here's the story from Christianity Today.
Cizik was a true evangelical centrist. Truly unfortunate.
Richard Cizik resigned Wednesday night as vice president for governmental affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) during a week of growing uproar over his comments that he is shifting his views on same-sex unions.
"Although he has subsequently expressed regret, apologized, and affirmed our values, there is a loss of trust in his credibility as a spokesperson among leaders and constituencies," Leith Anderson, president of the NAE wrote to board members today. Cizik did not return calls for comment.
As a side note, I do wish Richard Land & Company would just shut up. During his tenure at the NAE, most of the criticism hurled at Cizik came from those outside of the NAE family. Cizik did not represent the "evangelical community." He represented the National Association of Evangelicals - an organization that has always been less dogmatic than the fundamentalists that masquerade as "evangelical leaders" on TV and Radio.