With what appears to be a bit of irony, just as Bishop Budde’s article discusses the role religion plays in the same-sex marriage debate in Maryland, Bishop Robinson makes it clear that religion should not be the cause of undoing marriage equality in New Hampshire:
Day: February 7, 2012
The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of Washington, wrote a powerful article for “On Faith”. Here is an excerpt:
“Proposition 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California,” the court said.
A senior cleric has warned there is “no Plan B” if the Church of England rejects legislation allowing women to become bishops, claiming such a move would lead to a “substantial period of shock”.
We are so used to censuring and being censured by those who do not have our standards. But to receive the message “Neither do I condemn you,” is so radical an act of majesty.