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Christian and Jewish clergy voice support for gay-marriage ruling

A dozen Christian and Jewish clergy offered support Wednesday for a U.S. District Court ruling in August that found California’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The case is now before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

At a Los Angeles news conference, the group said it planned to file an amicus brief in support of Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision to strike down Proposition 8, the 2008 initiative that banned gay marriage.  The judge said the measure violated due process and equal protection for gays and lesbians.

Representatives from the Los Angeles Episcopal diocese, the United Church of Christ, the Progressive Jewish Alliance and other liberal religious groups spoke of marriage equality as part of religious freedom Wednesday in the gathering at the St. Paul Cathedral Center, the Episcopal diocese headquarters.

“It is not an issue of legal matters, it’s an issue of faith,” said the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, the Episcopal bishop of Los Angeles.

The Rev. Fernando Santillana, pastor of Norwalk United Methodist Church, called it a Christian responsibility to speak up for equality.

“We are all divine creations. Some are heterosexual and some are not.  But we are all God’s creatures,” Santillana said. “We have to be the voice that speaks for God in a society that is divided.”

-- Rick Rojas

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There it is people for all the world to see;the TRUTH of your religions!
These false PROFITS who pass those beggar baskets at every service just admitted they don't actually believe what they're [supposed] to preach!
Hypocrites and godless shepherds!

Wow! A whole dozen? I thought we were supposed to keep religion out of this debate? Did the clergy cite 1st Apostasies 3:16?

Having thrown the moral and spiritual compass overboard, these religious "leaders" ride in a creaky boat with more leaks than they can plug. Driven by popular opinion, their craft drifts into ever dangerous current. Fortunately, some of us still have the plumb line of Scripture to guide us past the rocks that will sink the politically correct, salt free, non-prophet psuedo church these clowns speak for.

Ridiculous! How many of their followers will they lose?

Whenever I read these hateful, hurtful posts about how the gays and lesbians are looked down upon by religion, I always ask myself (and you) "Would Jesus turn them away?"

Oh, I just read the article on how there is another huge controversy brewing; more molestation from the catholic church, this time in San Diego.

And, the so-called "religious" folks continue to be obsessed about gay marriage. Give me a break.

the bible says adam and eve not adam and steve, it also reads that a man is to take a wife and become one in the flesh. i was ones told that it was NOT RIGHT FOR ME TO SAY GAYS SHOULD MOT MARRY, BUT YET THEY SAY TO ME WHAT I SHOULDNT SAY...THAT DONT SOUND RIGHT......

Why are you living your life according to what is written in a book? Think for yourselves, people!!


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