Dan Haseltine, front-man for the Christian band Jars of Clay, has apologized for posting to torrent of tweets on marriage equality.

“The treatment of people as less than human based on the color of skin is crazy... Or gender, or sexual orientation for that matter,” Haseltine, 41, tweeted to his nearly 16,000 followers

“Not meaning to stir things up BUT … is there a non-speculative or non 'slippery slope' reason why gays shouldn't marry? I don't hear one,” he messaged. “I just don't see a negative effect to allowing gay marriage. No societal breakdown, no war on traditional marriage. ?? Anyone?”

The messages caught the attention of Christian conservative Michael Brown, who criticized Haseltine for this support.

“Redefining marriage declares a massive war on 'traditional marriage' and yes, it leads to all kinds of societal breakdown,” Brown argued. “Do you think that God's order for marriage and family, established plainly in the Word and recognized by virtually all societies in history, can be thrown aside without consequences?”

In a blog post Friday, Haseltine apologized for picking a “poor choice of venue.”

“I do apologize for causing such a negative stir,” he wrote.

He added that he'll continue discussing the issue in other forums.