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Supporting Marriage Equality

I am proud of the way Unitarian Universalists have been leaders in the full acceptance of LGBT people. We have been leaders in the faith community on issues of gender equality. I am proud of the way we have “walked our talk” with the acceptance of LGBT clergy in our congregations.

In recent years, our public witness has centered on the issue of marriage equality.

What a gift it has been for President Obama to take the position in favor of marriage equality. (I wish he would be half so courageous on the matter of immigrant rights, but that is a discussion for another time.)

Many of my clergy colleagues have been eloquent and passionate on the subject. I have been privileged to stand with them on the side of love at rallies.

Most recently, Marlin Lavanhar, senior minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, preached a sermon that has “gone viral” on the internet. Marlin uses humor beautifully to make a very serious point.

I urge you to take a look and to share these links with your social media friends. We are slowly and steadily winning this long struggle. A national poll just released shows that the majority of Americans now support gay marriage. Here are the clips:

Rev. Marlin Lavanhar on "Gay Marriage & Straight Sex"

On "Redefining Marriage"

 

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