Friday, July 10, 2015

"They" are still bitching about marriage


I am finishing my move today (did I really need that thousand pound KitchenAid mixer?). Just glancing at my news aggregator, I cannot help but observe that the Christian right remains consumedobsessed with same-sex marriage. The energy that is not spent on the marriage itself is reserved for the right of public servants to demonstrate their disapproval by refusing to serve same-sex couples.

None of this ardor for discrimination is going to make a whit of difference. Marriage equality is the law of the land. The debate has come to and end. The issue is settled.

In contrast, the president of Fordham University (a Jesuit priest I think) set the right tone over the same-sex marriage of the head of the university's theology department. The official statement reads:
While Catholic teachings do not support same-sex marriage, we wish Professor Hornbeck and his spouse a rich life filled with many blessings on the occasion of their wedding in the Episcopal Church. Professor Hornbeck is a member of the Fordham community, and like all University employees, students and alumni, is entitled to human dignity without regard to race, creed, gender, and sexual orientation.”

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