But Willoughby still considers himself a Christian, and he wants otherChristians to accept gays and lesbians, to fully integrate women intoleadership positions, and to "embrace the creative role of controversy" inchurch affairs. He describes Jesus as "history's greatest revolutionary,"argues that the church should take a greater role in political life, andalso offers a defense of the United Nations. Clearly aimed at theologicaland social conservatives, Willoughby's book raises some troublingquestions about how much religious teachings should change to reflect achanging society. Yet at the same time, readers may wonder why, if he'srejected the basics of the Christian creed, Willoughby bothers with thechurch at all. Maybe he should just go out and engage in secular activism?