The Bishops Come Out (Against Prop 8)
This is a positive thing:
California’s six most senior Episcopal bishops Wednesday unanimously declared their opposition to a constitutional amendment on the statewide November ballot that would ban same-sex marriage.
The bishops argued that preserving the right of gays and lesbians to marry would enhance the “Christian values” of monogamy, love and commitment.
“We believe that continued access to civil marriage for all, regardless of sexual orientation, is consistent with the best principles of our constitutional rights,” said the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.
Bruno, flanked at a news conference by fellow clergy members and gay and straight couples, added: “We do not believe that marriage of heterosexuals is threatened by same-sex marriage.”
Indeed, my marriage is in its fourth consecutive year of not being in the least threatened by same-sex marriages here in these great United States. Every once in a while I check with the wife about this, and the conversation goes something like this:
Me: So, is our marriage threatened by same-sex couples marriage yet?
Her: No, but it is threatened by you asking that same stupid question again.
This little note from the bishops is a reminder (and one I think needs to be given, since I think some folks forget) that quite a few Christians out there don’t believe it’s a virtue to want to destroy other people’s marriages. To those Christians, I say: bless you.