I love the Washington Post. It's just one of the best written newspapers around. Every Sunday I try to spend some quiet time (so hard to come by), with a fresh cup of coffee and my WP.
This morning I celebrate both the article below and an incredible comment I read below.
"The Justice Department on Monday will instruct all of its employees across the country, for the first time, to give lawful same-sex marriages sweeping equal protection under the law in every program it administers, from courthouse proceedings to prison visits to the compensation of surviving spouses of public safety officers."
Read the rest of the WP article here: http://wapo.st/1bBASmR
Below the announcement, I read on, into the comments. I wasn't sure what would I would find. I was delighted to read the following:
I am an Evangelical Christian -- part of that group so many want to marginalize as 'whack-jobs.' Jesus Christ is my Lord & Savior, and I believe He came to bring salvation to ALL of humanity. I'm not sure what I believe personally with respect to the morality of practicing homosexuality -- I am a product of my upbringing and religious training, and I am flawed and limited in my understanding of God's will -- as is every human being on the planet. What I DO know is that Jesus called us to love...to live in graciousness, kindness, and humility, and above all not to judge others. I don't speak of holding others accountable for following the laws of society, but of presuming to know what is holy and acceptable to God.
I have no idea how God will judge anyone - gay or straight - but that prerogative is His, not mine. As a human being, a Federal worker, and a citizen of the United States, I celebrate this announcement for its fairness, inclusiveness, and compassion. A nation that marginalizes any law-abiding subset of its society is not just, and this policy is a major step forward in extending justice to everyone. It makes me proud to be a civil servant, and I hope it will improve the quality of life for a significant segment of our society..
Great way to start my Sunday! Go America!!