Thursday, July 09, 2009
News Flash: Marriage Equality is Coming Soon to a Diocese Near You
Get over it.
The testimony for B012 this afternoon was stellar. Absolutely stellar.
And, there was no opposition.
None. Zippo. Zilch. Nada.
Except, from a member of Committee 11 - Social and Urban Affairs - from a deputy from SW Florida who felt compelled to name the "concerns" voiced to him by those who are "conservative".
Here they are. Ready?
1. Just because it's legal does not mean it's right.
Sigh! You know what is most annoying about these guys? They can't be creative or original.
This is the same argument used by the anti-abortion folk.
Here's my answer: You're absolutely right.
Slavery was once legal. That didn't make it right.
Discrimination based on gender, age, physical ability and race was once legal. That didn't make it right.
It is legal, right now, to deny me my civil right to marriage. That doesn't make it right.
2. There is no official TEC position which identifies LGBT people as being "a wholesome example to the people".
You're right. Absolutely. Sounds like a new resolution to me. You know. Just to get this out of the way.
3. B033 has not yet been discussed or decided. Why are we looking at marriage equality?
Right again. Take it up with the folks at "Dispatch of business."
4. Claiming that this is a 'justice issue' isn't fair. There's nothing to argue and it closes down conversation.
Oh . . .and. . . . DUH!
So, if that's all they got, they got bupkus.
No wonder Kendall Harmon stayed in South Carolina. Sounds like he's got lots to coordinate in the Anglican Communion.
I also testified tonight at the Ministry hearings on C013 Support for those studying for ordained ministry. It's the resolution I wrote with Kevin Martin, Dean of the Cathedral at the Diocese of Dallas.
Yeah. You heard that right. Some things are so obvious, even theological differences on social issues don't matter.
The Archbishop of Canterbury speaks to General Convention at Eucharist tomorrow morning.
Don't expect anything spectacular. It's bound to be more of the same-old-same-old.
But, it will sound highly intelligent and very articulate and everyone will be so very, very impressed.
Film, as they say, at 11.