Last fall, I had lunch with my friend Jamila Bey at the National Press Club. Earlier this week, she was back there again (as she often is) covering a press conference by a group called the Coalition of African American Pastors, who were blasting Obama for being in favor of marriage equality. And she was causing trouble, as she so often — and so gloriously — does.
At about the 19:10 mark on this video, you will see her doing what every other journalist does, asking questions about their position. Since they were going on and on about the “Biblical definition of marriage,” she asked them what God’s position is on polygamy. Rev. William Owens, the founder of the group, says, “Well I think you know that. This is not about polygamy, this is about same-sex marriage.”