Changing the Debate
Here's an encouraging piece on the role the Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry has played in the gay marriage debate in MA.
The coalition includes more than 700 clergy, rabbis, churches, and groups from 23 different faith traditions. They've recently won an award for their work.
Rabbi Devon Lerner, the coalition's director, said RCFM's higher public profile "has shown to the GLBT community that many religious communities support full marriage equality, even within their own denominations, a fact not known to many."This is what ends up shifting the debate on religion and the public square in a way that represents the diversity of religious life in this country. As a side note, I'm off to Florida for a bit of vacation so my blog posts will resume in a week.
RCFM's public advocacy "has shown citizens and legislators alike that more and more people of faith support marriage equality." "Legislators told us that they were visited by more clergy and people of faith than ever before"