The popular author of The Message Bible, Eugene Peterson has found himself in quite a mix up! In an interview with Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Service he was questioned about homosexual “marriages”. He said he “didn’t consider homosexuality wrong and would, if asked, officiate a same-sex “marriage.” His reason; “I know a lot of people who are gay and lesbian,” Peterson said, “and they seem to have as good a spiritual life as I do.” Immediately there was a reaction including that of a large book distributor who said that it would no longer sell Peterson’s books! Instantly Peterson recanted; “To clarify, I affirm the biblical view of marriage: one man to one woman. I affirm a biblical view of everything.” Hmmm? Now people are wondering who the real Eugene Peterson is and why has he “wishy washed” so quickly! Is he just mixed up and wants to stay popular by being a man-pleaser OR is it the loss of book sales? Regardless, there is a lesson in this for all of us.