I missed a big anniversary a couple days ago. Gay marriage began on May 17, 2004 in Massachusetts. That's eight years ago. I hope the rest of the country catches up soon.
May 17th is also Fight Homophobia Day. Alas, I didn't hear about it until the 18th.
Rev. Irene Monroe, a Black woman, has an essay about how Black pastors will be affected by Obama's support of marriage equality. Those who are for it see Obama as providing them a bit of cover. They feel they can more publicly proclaim their support for gays and marriage equality. Those pastors who are homophobic are in a bit of a quandary. Even though they disagree on this issue do they dare withhold support from Obama's reelection?
Monroe points out that many homophobic Black pastors scapegoat gays for the huge numbers of fatherless families.