A very open-minded, constructive and sensible approach that would help us all travel to respect for one another.
The two court rulings this week relating to the whelming social issue of gay rights provoke fiery passions and deep conflicts. I wish it were not so, but it is, and I think I understand it. But I believe it’s best for everyone to take a few steps back and try to view the larger frame. Regardless the technical strengths and weaknesses of constitutional jurisprudence, and there are both, in the arguments made before the court as well as in the decisions and dissents of the justices, the core issue grinding these judicial proceedings is simply one of human decency and social equity.
My citizenship credentials are conservative; philosophically, politically, economically and ethically. I am Roman Catholic by birth and by informed adult choice. So I understand much of what motivates protest against gay rights. But the good Lord blessed me with a free will and a soul I…
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Thanks for reposting this! Loved the message of tolerance on a very divisive topic… Jane, I invite you to take a peek at two pieces I’ve written on the subject of how hate has impacted my young son.
Sticks and Stones:
I’ve Got a Voice:
All my best,
thanks for sharing my thoughts with your readers
You are most welcome, Paul!