Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Here Endeth the Oral Arguments

My "Comment" on SCOTUS -- before I go back into Good Friday sermon writing mode:

As the oral arguments conclude at the Supreme Court on the marriage equality cases, as an LGBT activist I am full of both gratitude to all those who argued so powerfully and passionately for equality and of confidence that we will see movement forward toward making liberty and justice for all really mean “all.”

And at the same time, as a priest and pastor, I am aware that there is a profound pastoral impact in the ongoing indignity of having our deepest, holiest, most precious loves and relationships debated and dissected in the public arena -- as if that is not dehumanizing and as if it is not profoundly personal. It is. It is long past time for these debates to end and for the equal protection guaranteed all Americans in the Constitution to equally protect all Americans – including same-sex couples who want to marry the love of their life and live happily ever after together until death do they part.

The Supreme Court can move us closer to that goal by overturning Proposition 8 and repealing DOMA. My hope and my prayer is that they do both and do them quickly.


LGMarshall said...

"But among you there must not be even a HINT of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed..." --Jesus.

"For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in very careful how you live.... husbands (w/ male genitalia) love your wives (w/ female genitalia), just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her Holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the Word...He who loves his Wife [female genitalia ] loves himself , for this reason a Man [male genitalia] will leave his Father [male ""] and Mother [female ""] and be united to his (female "") Wife, the two will become One Flesh. This is a profound mystery...."


Like I said, LG ... get some help. Seriously. I delete most of your posts but this one is the kind of example that proves the point that y'all are a LOT more hung up on sex than we are.

I'm just sayin' ...

Find a therapist.

JCF said...

Homophobia is a social disease (also, as seen above, a psychopathology!)