What a great article with interesting, thought-provoking information! I especially like this:
I think more clergy should follow what Episcopal Bishop Robert Wright said in a statement on the Supreme Court decision:
“Today the nation’s highest court has concluded that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage.
In the days ahead, whatever your position, I ask you to keep close to your heart and lips the words of scripture, that “God is love.” Christ’s church is trans-political, above all earthly partisanship.
Therefore, if love has won even a small victory today, then let us rejoice.”
If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
1 John 3:10
“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in.
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
And as they continued to ask him, he stood…
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