I Really Want Some Chick-Fil-A Right Now (Or A Political Pagan Lent)

So damn tasty. If only their profits went to feeding starving children or helping the homeless instead of hate!

Not only because it is Sunday, but because I haven't had Chick-Fil-A in a long time. Over a year. Maybe two. I don't eat Chick-Fil-A because they throw millions of dollars at organizations trying to prevent my friends from having basic civil rights. While I can pay $30 and sign a document that grants me all the privileges and rights of marriage, my friends have to go to specialist attorneys and pay hundreds of dollars to have ironclad wills and powers of attorney drawn up to give them … [Read more...]

All Acts of Love

Civil rights is the defining issue of our age. My grandparents were born into a generation that for the first time had never lived in a country where women could not vote. Growing up in Atlanta in the 50's and 60's, racial equality shaped my parents worldview. My generation is fighting for civil rights still: the right to marry and the right to practice our faith. In my lifetime the Helms Amendment has died, the pentacle has appeared on the gravestones of the fallen in Arlington cemetery, … [Read more...]

Life, Liberty and the Institution of Marriage?

Yesterday I was reading Timothy Dalrymple's post on the gay marriage debate. Tim's a good fella but we don't agree on a whole lot. So it's not surprising when either of us disagree with something the other wrote. Yet something in his post made me do a double-take: But here’s the thing: no one ever claimed that the legal recognition of gay marriage is going to harm your marriage.  The claim is that it will harm the institution of marriage.  And, with all due respect, the institution of … [Read more...]

Of Course Gay Marriage Can Last!

Time for another straight person's take on gay marriage, or as we like to call it in Paganism: marriage. While at Pagan Spirit Gathering last week, Arthur Hinds stood up and announced same-sex marriage had passed in New York State during Morning Meeting. A few hundred religious people of varying sexual orientations erupted in cheers. They didn't politely clap. They didn't think "Well, that's nice for them." None sat on their hands or look mildly perturbed. Without any more prompting thasn a … [Read more...]


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