February 12, 2010 — Terence@queerchurch | Edit
In Minnesota, some religious leaders are rallying in favour of marriage equality. This runs counter to the standard views on”homosexuality”, but is entirely consistent with the Gospels’ emphasis on justice and inclusion. It is also consistent with the practice of the early church, where a form of same sex union received liturgical blessing in church. For too long we have allowed the religious right to dominate all public discussion of homosexuality, with the result that public debate on the political expression thereof has been reduced to th simplistic arguing between “religious duty” and “civic rights”. This is a completely false choice: the religious duty is not to exclude and foster prejudice, discrimination and hatred, but to provide for justice and inclusion for all.
Religious leaders rally for gay marriage at Minnesota Capitol
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Clergy of various faiths and community members gathered at the state capitol Thursday in an effort to push for marriage equality. Read the rest of this entry »