How does a vision of a thick civic culture relate first to the policy of allowing for religious tax exemption, and then to the question of whether churches ought to allow their clergy to sign marriage licenses?
We hope that this memorial can contribute in some way to the staking out of a broad and comprehensive orthodoxy, clear principles to guide part of our shared future.
The next General Convention could enshrine something very much like the clandestine marriages of medieval times.
People have a propensity to seek and attend churches that match their political convictions.
I joked with my classmates that if we really wanted to bar membership in groups that inhibit faithfulness to the gospel, we should forbid membership in the Democratic and Republican parties.
We talk about helicopter parents, but society has become filled with helicopter observers, who presume tragedy would be averted if they were in control.
Who we vote for, and who we elect as a society, may not be the most important thing, but it does say something about how we see ourselves, and who we want to be.