Tuesday, June 27, 2006

"Multifaith coalition" appears to be losing it

In an unusual incidence of religious leaders in Massachusetts publicly criticizing one another, a multifaith coalition of clergy who support same-sex marriage plan to accuse Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley and other Catholic leaders of "religious discrimination" today.

How is working to a repeal the same-sex `marriage' decision in Massachusetts "religious discrimination?" Even Boston Globe reporter Michael Paulson puts the phrase in quotes.

Here's an explanation, albeit a rather feeble one:

"While their magisterium teaches one thing, there are plenty of other faith traditions that don't agree," said the Rev. Anne C. Fowler, an Episcopal priest who is the rector of St. John's Church in Jamaica Plain and president of the Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry. "Who are the religious voices who get heard? It's the religious right, and around here it's the Catholic Church, so here is the progressive interfaith community trying to take some action."

Fowler was a guest on a radio talk show this evening. When asked if she supported the right of state citizens to vote on the issue, she admitted that she did not.

Hey, I'm a Massachusetts voter...am I being discriminated against?


Source: The Boston Globe