Though I’m sure, on the right, they are vexed,
It was certain some state would be next
But the Maryland vote
Keeps the issue afloat
And conservative pinheads perplexed!
Anyone who has ever planted their towel on the beach at low tide has learned two things: 1) change can come slowly 2) but inexorably.
The tide is moving. Religious conservatives are camped out below the high tide level. They will either change or drown. I’d rather see them change. My uncle was a minister… who left a wife and three children to run off with a priest. I don’t want people like him to drown; I want them to live. But… wouldn’t it have been kinder to have maybe let my aunt in on the whole process?
Seeing the tide… seeing the sea-change… faith communities have a brief window of opportunity. They can ride the tide and embrace the flood… or fight it and be overwhelmed.