Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Interpretations, interpretations

(It's remotely possible that some might find the above video mildly offensive, despite its undeniable relevance to the issue at hand.)

This is interesting. The United Church of Christ is suing North Carolina over its same-sex marriage ban, claiming that it suppresses freedom of religion. As a church, they choose to perform same-sex marriages, and the law prevents their exercise of that religious pursuit. Seems like a legit argument.

Meanwhile, the response of the North Carolina Values Coalition (gotta love their use of "values"), opponents of same sex marriage, says everything you need to know about them:

“It’s both ironic and sad that an entire religious denomination and its clergy who purport holding to Christian teachings on marriage would look to the courts to justify their errant beliefs,” Ms. Fitzgerald said in a statement. “These individuals are simply revisionists that distort the teaching of Scripture to justify sexual revolution, not marital sanctity.”
Talk about blindness and about missing the point by the width of the River Jordan. Religious freedom (a concept about which they and the rest of "values" voters and every Palinesque evangelical I've ever heard blow hard on the subject know less than zero) is precisely NOT about hewing to one and only one view of one and only one version of one and only one holy book. It's kind of like, how to say it, the fking opposite!!

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