Massachusetts Clergy lend voices to same sex marriage debate

Several prominent religious leaders from Massachusetts are lending their support to the campaign for the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York state, arguing in various venues yesterday that gay marriage has not affected religious freedom in the Bay State.

The gay rights group, the Empire State Pride Agenda, said it sought out clergy in Masachusetts in an effort to rebut critics of same-sex marriage.

“There is a campaign on the side of the religious right to convince people that marriage equality for same-sex couples will threaten religious freedom, but we don’t think that is the case, and we don’t want any myths to go unanswered,” said Alan Van Capelle, executive director of the organization. “Nobody has more experience in dealing with the issue of marriage equality than Massachusetts, and so the best people to respond are those who live in Massachusetts and who lead religious institutions.”

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3 comments on “Massachusetts Clergy lend voices to same sex marriage debate

  1. deaconjohn25 says:

    It is sad to see prominent clergy propagating what they must surely know is a lie, is a fraud, is deceit. Surely they have seen the accounts in the news that the factor that finally drove the Catholic Church out of its 2,000 year old ministry of helping orphans was the legalization of gay marriage in Mass. These clergy would have loved the Soviet Union where orthodox religion was only allowed within the walls of a church building. I know we are supposed to be ecumenical and all that today, but some stories–like this one–which report certain Christian clergy cheer-leading the destruction of biblical and traditional Christian morality with lies is sickening.

  2. dwstroudmd+ says:

    The elite know best, deaconjohn25. How dare you question them? See all the benefits England has now? Why would you have Massachusetts deprived? And note that, biblically, being deceived is a normative state even for advanced clergy and from which they need deliverance…but which they usually reject, arguing with God to the bitter end of judgment.

  3. jric777 says:

    Homosexuality is a sin. There is nothing in the Bible that condones it. Since it is a blatant sin, how can the Church, the agents of Christ, be condoning it? It is a theological paradox that stems from the personal agendas of the people who have it as their aspiration to destroy the Church.