Thursday, June 4, 2009


The governor of New Hampshire says it's now time for the federal government to extend full equal rights to same-sex couples.

New Hampshire became the sixth state to legalize gay marriage Wednesday.

Gov. John Lynch - who personally opposes gay marriage - signed the legislation after lawmakers agreed that churches and religious groups would not be forced to officiate at gay marriages or provide other services.

[For the full article, see here.]

It's terrific that same-sex marriage was approved by the New Hampshire State Legislature and approved by Governor, John Lynch.

Of course, it's tragic that churches are exempt from non-discrimination, especially since they inexplicably enjoy tax-exempt status and are, therefore, partially subsidized by taxpayers.

Also, again, history will not only vindicate same-sex marriage, and same-sex relationships to be on a par with heterosexual relationships, but in the future people will look upon most of the institutional Church with increasing contempt, as it will be clearly seen that, just as most churches' antagonism toward the struggle for integration of African Americans during that civil rights struggle, they never learned from that sinful embarrassment and are again showing themselves to be embracing the rhetoric of the radical right wing in secular society.

As but just one example:

A group of local ministers filed papers Wednesday with the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics requesting a voter referendum to overturn a city law recognizing same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions.

The action by the ministers is expected to set in motion a political fight that gay activists fear could rival the divisive referendum campaign in California that led to the narrow approval of Proposition 8, which overturned that state's same-sex marriage law.

Among those asking the election board to begin the process for putting the D.C. gay marriage equality law on the ballot were Bishop Harry Jackson, pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md., and Rev. Walter Fauntroy, the city's former delegate to Congress.

"It's a declaration of war," the Washington Post quoted Jackson as saying. "We are sending a clear message this is going to be fought every step of the way."

[For the full article, see here.]

And when members of any minority group that has a history of having suffered grinding oppression then turn around and seek to oppress members of another minority group, that traitorous activity is nothing short of being despicable!

It seems to me that the only "perversion of marriage" that exists is the marriage between most of the institutionalized Church and its clergy and followers with some of the most reactionary forces within secular society! And that is a marriage made in hell!
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