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我是不主持同性婚姻的拉比,但我慶祝高院的裁決

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And to be totally transparent, I write those words as an Orthodox rabbi who does not officiate at same-sex marriages.

So why am I celebrating today? Didn’t my side lose? Didn’t the court strike a blow against God? Isn’t this just one more way to tyrannize social and religious conservatives? Isn’t this yet one more way in which marriage is trivialized and degraded? No, no, no and no.

I celebrate today because in fact, the opposite of all of those was accomplished today. My “side” did not lose, because my side is never defined by any one position on a matter of ritual or liturgy, no matter how important that matter may be. My side, I hope, is God’s side, and the God in whom I believe is infinite — bigger and more complex than can be reduced to any single decision, or even any single tradition, for that matter.

The irony today is that the communities most often opposed to same-sex marriage are also often those most committed to marriage altogether, and so today must choose to see the cup as half empty or half full. Of course, it is always both, and I hope that those most upset by today’s decision will see that, and not only what they feel is the empty half.

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