On Thursday, BBC News featured a Nick Higham interview with the best-selling American novelist Jodi Picoult. Her latest book, Sing You Home, is a tract for gay marriage and gay parenting. Entertainment Weekly oozed that it "deftly personalizes the political, delivering a larger message of tolerance that's difficult to fault." In other words, it deftly attacks conservative Christians for intolerance. Picoult told Higham of the BBC that "You are far more progressive than we are, unfortunately, in America."
In her book, Picoult's main character becomes a lesbian after he marriage breaks down over infertility, and she wants to give her embryos to her lover: "The problem is that Zoe’s ex-husband Max has joined a very right-wing evangelical church in America, one that has a very strong anti-gay platform, and since the embryos are biologically half-his, she needs his consent to do it, and he says ‘Over my dead body.’" Picoult insists that "most Christians" are liberals and only "people on the fringes" that insist on what the Bible says: