Here are a few excerpts from the sermon I'll deliver tomorrow morning at Beth Am. All are welcome! If you are interested in learning more about how to defeat the referendum in November, please visit Marylanders for Marriage Equality and sign the Pledge to Defend Maryland's Civil Marriage Equality Law!
...My concern today is not the church nor the synagogue but the role of religious people and institutions in shaping American law. Ask yourselves, in the past weeks and months, how much of the political discourse reported on the news and in the papers, the chatter in internet blogs, revolves around religious ideologues and their views: of abortion, contraception and, yes, Marriage? But take note, it is the establishment clause, America’s separation of church and state, that guarantees the sorts of protections we Jews and others have come to enjoy in this country. And I believe, wholeheartedly, that elections are a time for religious people to exercise not their desire, in hubris, to remake the country in their own image but their commitment to civil and religious freedom for all!