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Getting Out of State-Sanctioned Marriage… for All the Wrong Reasons

US map showing status of same-sex marriage

Source: Wikimedia Commons

A lot has happened lately on the marriage equality front. Thirty-seven states now extend recognition of legal marriage contracts to same-sex couples.

With each state’s decision to recognize same-sex marriages, my Facebook news feed is flooded with MCC pastors, excited by the prospect of officially marrying couples to whom they previously could only offer Holy Unions. (For the record, MCC founder Troy Perry has been joining same-sex couples in covenantal relationships since 1968.)

Then there’s the Eastern Orthodox…

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Advent Blue

draft_lens1509715module12703897photo_1257136012three_blue_candlesMy life is measured in votive candles.

Imelda graciously handed me the box of little candles for the vigil, her eyes full of compassion. The flickering beneath those little blue holders scattered the darkness that night. I could not have known then that in my penultimate year in Memorial Church, I would dip into that box yet again in hopes of scattering the darkness and dust of what was left of the World Trade Center towers.

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