Barbara Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, is coming out in favor of marriage equality. The walls of injustice are tumbling down for gay and lesbian Americans and that makes us all more free.
Ms. Bush joins her mother Laura Bush (a good United Methodist), Cindy McCain (Baptist) and former Vice-President Dick Cheney (possible practitioner of the Dark Side of the Force) among prominent Republicans who have endorsed legal marriage for gays and lesbians.
President Obama, who says he feelings on this issue are "evolving" should stop following and start leading on this issue.
The General Synod of the United Church of Christ, the denomination in which President Obama first became a Christian, endorsed marriage equality in 2005. That made the UCC the first mainline Christian church to take such a stand (similar to one the UCC took in the 1960s to end the legal ban on interracial marriages that the Religious Right at the time so strongly backed).
And now for a musical interlude:
And let's end with a sermon (as I am a pastor):