From her piece "The “Prophetic” Voice of Jim Wallis Jumps on Marriage Equality Bandwagon:"
Wallis doesn't come right out and say he supports marriage equality, but embarks on a Heritage Foundation-inflected lecture about "recovenanting, reestablishing, renewing marriage." He then adds, "I think we should include same-sex couples in that renewal of marriage."You should read the whole thing. But it sounds to me like Brother Wallis could use a refresher course on Matthew 5:37 (that would be the "let your yes be yes and let your no be no" one.) Seriously!
"I think we've got to talk about how to include same sex couples in that deeper understanding of marriage," Wallis pronounced, adding, as if he'd happened upon an excellent talking point to fit with his book promotion, "That could be the common ground. So yes, I support equal protection under the law."
As for "the common good" I find that a more than a bit ironic coming on the 50th Anniversary of the Letter from the Birmingham Jail by the one who died for the commitment to the ideal that "No one is free while others are oppressed."
It's lovely that Wallis is "evolving" on granting my marriage the same protections his has -- truly. But in point of fact it is LONG past time for one purporting to "a leader of the religious left" to support a Protect Marriage Movement that protects all marriages and Family Values that value all families.