Thursday, February 09, 2012

The Message of Conscience and Faith

Members of the Minnesota Rabbinical Association have released a statement opposing a state ballot initiative which would bar gay marriage (it's unclear whether the Rabbis were speaking only for themselves or for the Association). The letter concludes by urging "all Minnesotans of conscience and faith" to vote against the initiative -- a nice touch, given the degree to which opponents of gay equality have loved to cast themselves as the sole guardians of "conscience" and "faith" in this dispute. At least in the Jewish community -- which I'd like to think is also recognized as possessing a conscience and a faith -- they are in the distinct minority.

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