D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty last Friday signed the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act which was recently passed by a vote of 11-2 allowing same sex marriage in the District of Columbia in a church.
In a church??
A group opposing this Act was told that its request to put a Voter Initiative on the ballot defining marriage as limited to “one man, one woman” for public voting is denied. Opponents of same sex marriage were unable to weigh in by voting which is sad.
This is because the city passed a non-discrimination act in 1977. The election board within the District of Columbia ruled last month that the Act precluded putting a discriminatory definition of marriage on the ballot. Sadly, voters had no say in the gay marriage bill legalizing same sex marriage.
Thus, the location of All Souls Unitarian Church, a Northwest house of worship known for its diversity, liberalism and welcoming of same-sex couples was the perfect location to give a big old middle finger to churchgoers who don’t want any part of this.
Rather than call it “All Souls” they should call it “All Gods” because that would best describe Unitarian beliefs. They believe in everything, which means they really believe in nothing. The fact that they would encourage gay marriage certainly isn’t surprising.
In any case, so much for separation of church and state.