Earlier today, Times Union reporter Mallory Moench interviewed me over the phone to ask about my thoughts and views regarding the Albany Episcopal Bishop issuing an edict outlawing same-sex marriage in his churches. She had seen the comment I made in response to the TU's Facebook post about the story and requested an interview. Even though I fear that I'm not as eloquent a speaker as I am a writer, I agreed to be interviewed. Well, I guess what I said was eloquent enough because the TIMESUNION.com article covering the subject has since been updated and now includes my quotes from that interview:
"It's the 21st century. We have different views and different values than in Biblical times. Yes, scripture is important, but you have to interpret it based on what's going on. I think it's also a social issue. I think it's an issue of equality. I also think that the main core of Christianity should be love: love thy neighbor as thyself."This was my Facebook comment that led to me being interviewed:
It's not making me completely reject the Episcopal church but making me second-guess going to an Episcopal Church in the Albany Diocese."
"Well, being an apostate Catholic-turned-Episcopalian, I already have a record of turning my back on a church I consider to be backwards in its views and policies. I could certainly do it again (not that I've been much of a church-going Episcopalian recently).
"Anyway, I hear the Unitarians welcome all people, regardless of identity."
Here's link to the full Times Union article by Lauren Stanforth and Mallory Moench:
Albany Episcopal Bishop outlaws same-sex marriage in his churches