As a minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC), I want to applaud President Obama's decision today to endorse marriage equality. The General Synod of the United Church of Christ first called for marriage eqality in 2005. Gay and lesbian Americans deserve all the protections of U.S. law afforded other citizens. Discrimination is contrary to the will of God. I believe, in fact, that we are called to be a people of reconciliation that advance the cause of justice. A generation ago laws against interracial marriage were struck down. Many in our churches see this as the time to advance the cause of freedom and equality. I hope and pray with President Obama's leadership and a growing consensus from different political leaders - including former Vice-President Cheney - that marriage equality will soon become the law of the land.
- Rev. Chuck Currie