On that day when the church finally says “yes” to justice for gay and lesbian people, I’m afraid it’s going to be too late. I’m afraid it’s going to feel like an unfaithful spouse coming home at 2:00 a.m. in the morning saying, “The bar is closed, I can’t find anyone else. Maybe I do love you”
GLBT people have been faithful members of our synagogues, churches and temples. They have served our nation in every capacity into which they have been allowed. Our nation has passed “don’t ask, don’t tell” for the military, but what kind of culture allows a people to kill, but not to love?
The day is long over when people did astronomy using the Bible. We have realized it is foolish to insist the world does not turn because of something found in scripture, but it is infinitely worse to withhold justice from a sister or brother because of some verse found in scripture. The hour is long past for us to know what to do. At this point we must sadly say that any church asking grace for itself, but passing judgment on others, is no church of Jesus Christ. From this point on, when it comes to the question of justice for gay and lesbian persons, it is the church that is on trial.