This comment was censored on Patheos – which usually does not have a censorship problem. Although I haven’t been commenting there for a long time, I think this was the only time one of my comments was censored.
Shocker! Liberal clergy back gay rites! (updated)
December 24, 2012 By tmatt
More than 250 religious leaders in Illinois have signed an open letter in support of same-sex marriage, which the legislature is likely to take up in January.
“We dedicate our lives to fostering faith and compassion, and we work daily to promote justice and fairness for all,” the leaders wrote in the letter, which was released Sunday. “Standing on these beliefs, we think that it is morally just to grant equal opportunities and responsibilities to loving, committed same-sex couples.
“It’s not a religious right — it’s a civil right,” said the Rev. Kevin E. Tindell, a United Church of Christ minister at New Dimensions Chicago. “It’s a matter of justice, and so as a Christian, as a citizen, I feel that it’s my duty.” Mr. Tindell, who is gay, is raising three children with his partner of 17 years.
“Mr. Tindell, who is gay, is raising three children with his partner of 17 years.”
And denying them their right to have a mother their entire lives or is his a multi-parent family?
“We dedicate our lives to fostering faith and compassion, and we work daily to promote justice and fairness for all,”
Certainly not for kids – they do to them whatever they want.