Interesting read. New York Times article that paints the picture of two churches separated by many miles and on opposite sides of the marriage amendment.
In Raleigh, NC, Reverend Patrick Wooden speaks to how North Carolina had the support from God’s “high hand” in passing the state marriage amendment.
In Madison, WI, Reverend Susan Schneider preaches that drawing lines between who belongs and who doesn’t leaves Jesus out of the equation:
The only thing that has changed in the church since the first century is who is considered ‘us,’ and who is considered ‘them,’ ” she said. “The essential issue is the same: We aren’t sure ‘they’ belong with God at all. When I was young, a pastor said, whenever you draw a line between us and them, bear in mind that Jesus is on the other side of that line.
Religious organizations will play a large role in the fight for marriage equality. The article clearly highlights that this is true on both sides of the equation. I just fear that there’s a lot more money on the side of marriage amendment supporters…