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350 Maine Clergy Say “Vote Yes for Marriage”

July 19, 2012
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350 Maine Clergy Say “Vote Yes for Marriage”
A constant weakness in campaigns for marriage equality has been the ability of its opponents to portray themselves as standing up for marriage, supported by religion – and our side as somehow against marriage, and anti-religious. This is patently ridiculous: it is precisely because we recognize the value of marriage and support it, that we…
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5 comments:

Gary Kelly said...

I suppose religion is part of the issue, but I don't believe it should be. A heterosexual doesn't need to be religious in order to get married in a church. Or am I mistaken about that?

In any case, the legal issue is a state matter, and states allow freedom of religion, which automatically includes freedom of non-religion.

It's all such a silly business, anyway.

JustinO'Shea said...

That is one opinion.

There are many and varied valid opinions, just as there are varied collected and uniting opinions held by many in common.

Actually the matter is greatly disputed among the authors. . . there are affirmers and disenters

JustinO'Shea said...

That is one opinion. There are many and varied opinions, just as there are varied collected and uniting opinions held by many in common.

The matter is greatly disputed among the authors.

A church is not a petrol station nor a highway rest area. "To use the facilities", as it were, one needs some minimal credal association.. . it is not like renting a hall for some affair. . .

Coop said...

Gaey, I recently attended a wedding where the heterosexual couple (a Catholic and a Protestant) had trouble finding a clergy person who would do the ceremony. My point: Some people are that serious.

Anonymous said...

The times they are a'changin'. In 1957 I could not find an Episcopal clergyman who would officiate ar my wedding to a girl who had divorced an unfaithful guy. Se we married in a Baptist church and blessed the union ourselves, thank you.
Now it's a free-wheeling game and generally saner and less restrictive.
Art Darwin age 86