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    Entries in Maryland (2)

    Tuesday
    Nov202012

    Marriage equality campaigns: The difference faith makes

    By Sharon Groves, The Washington Post - November 20, 2012

    “You will know them by their fruits” Matthew 7:16

    The coming weeks will provide ample opportunity for minute, precinct-by-precinct analysis of how marriage equality advocates secured victory on ballot measures in Maryland, Minnesota, Maine and Washington. We’ll all learn more about inroads made in unlikely communities—African American Protestants in Prince George’s County, Maryland or rural Franco-American Catholic communities like Biddeford, Maine, to name a few. [Read Full Story]

    Saturday
    Nov122011

    If you believe in freedom of religion, you must support marriage equality

    By Eric Luedtke, Maryland House of Delegates - November 12, 2011

    This week Maryland's Catholic bishops, men of deeply help moral and theological convictions, issued a call to their parishioners and to the public to protect freedom of religion in Maryland ("Bishops assail same-sex marriage," Nov. 10). It is an impressive rhetorical defense of one of the most basic of natural rights, one not only enshrined in our Constitution but one that led to the founding of our state.

    But the bishops fundamentally undermine their own argument when they attempt to use freedom of religion to justify their efforts to continue depriving same-sex couples in Maryland of another basic freedom: The freedom to marry. With all due respect, I would ask of the bishops the question posed in Luke 6:41, "Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?" [Read Full Story]