Otis Charles and a bridge to somewhere
The news that Bishop Otis Charles died at the age of 87 came via a Facebook message the afternoon after Christmas. Ironically, the message "popped up" while I was reading this quote in an online article about the last crop of Utah county clerks -- who had been holding out issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples - giving up the fight:
"The scales have tipped. It's not the way I want to see things go. But the law's the law, and I accept it. It's time," said San Juan County Clerk Norman Johnson.The scales have tipped ... and when the history of that still-in-progress tipping is written, the work and witness of Bishop Otis Charles - the Eighth Episcopal Bishop of Utah -- will be part of the story.
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