Politics, Public Policy and Progressive Faith

18 June

Faith-Based Support for Marriage Equality

With the Supreme Court about to issue rulings on marriage rights any day now, the Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, president of the very cool Auburn Theological Seminary (@auburnseminary) wants it known that many people of faith support marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.

From her Huffington Post piece entitled “A Faith Voice Weighting In on Marriage Equality”:

Now is the time to dispense with the classic stereotype that religious leaders oppose same-sex marriage. A growing multifaith movement of religious leaders is helping the faithful understand how religious teachings and text compel acceptance — and celebration — of LGBT people and relationships, not rejection. …

Extending marriage to all couples is an important step toward acknowledging the shared humanity and equal worth of all God’s children, and I, along with many others, certainly hope the court will do what is fair and just to advance equality for all.