As the nation’s most prominent church, the decision carries huge symbolism. The 106-year-old cathedral has long been a spiritual center for the nation, hosting presidential inaugural services and funerals for Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his last sermon there in 1968. The cathedral draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. […]
The Very Rev. Gary Hall, the cathedral’s dean, said performing same-sex marriages is an opportunity to break down barriers and build a more inclusive community “that reflects the diversity of God’s world.”
“I read the Bible as seriously as fundamentalists do,” Hall told the AP. “And my reading of the Bible leads me to want to do this because I think it’s being faithful to the kind of community that Jesus would have us be.” [photo]
I am trying so hard to believe in something I can’t seem to wrap my mind around anymore.
I didn’t realize it was you
my heart wanted until
you were no longer available.
I thought you’d wait, until
my senses woke me up
and my desires concluded
what I needed has been
there all this time.
And I slowly start to die
the more time I spend
thinking of what could have been
if I hadn’t gotten in my own way.
If you could run away, what’s your first choice? Somewhere in Europe, maybe right here in the states. The real question is what’s stopping us from getting to where we wanna go. Why do we insist on being unhappy. Let’s stop blaming everyone and everything else and actually do something or go somewhere exciting.