Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Gay Rights and the Faithful

Rod Dreher wants supporters of gay marriage rights to be upfront about the fact that this unfolding legal reality is going to impinge on the rights of religious people who oppose gay marriage:
It's coming. And you may be one of those people who thinks this is a good thing, a just result. If so, then defend that -- just don't pretend that there won't be big sacrifices required of the faithful. When an Orthodox Jewish university is compelled by the state to allow same-sex couples access to married student housing, that's a very big deal.
The faithful? I have same sex couple in my congregation who have been in faithful committed relations with each other for years and faithful Christians and members of a church for many years as well. Some of the faithful have been making big sacrifices for many years.

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