Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.
- [toread] Episcopal Church to allow same-sex marriages
Resolutions receive strong support at meeting of church’s governing body in UtahThey "provide as wide a tent as possible" for church’s diversity, clergy member saysChange follows U.S. Supreme Court’s…
- It's Not Black Folks' Burden To Forgive Racist Killers
If you want to silence a black person’s pain, ask for forgiveness. We’re accustomed to our screams being hushed in the wake of tragedy. We’re accustomed to our grief being shoved aside in the rush to find mercy for those who have trespassed against us.
- Dear county clerk refusing marriage licenses to same-sex couples: Get a new job
Those who believe marriage is between 1 man and 1 woman are free to do so — but they can’t stand in the way.
- Op-Ed Columnist: My Murdered Cousin Had a Name
In a 1984 interview, when my cousin and I both still lived in that small town, James Baldwin was asked about the roots of homophobia. He responded: “Terror, I suppose. Terror of the flesh.” But when living black gayness, or any similar otherness, in America, that terror of flesh is doubled. You are on the margins of the margin.