An article released May 18th written by Mary Anne Ostrom in the Mercury News contains a quote made by Pastor Mike McClure of Calvary Chapel San Jose. I wanted to post it to show the religious bias in the political battleground for gay marriage.
The article is concerning how members of the faith-based community regard gay marriage. Pastor McClure said,
The state is infringing on the church’s rights to follow what the Bible says. I’m not condemning homosexuals.
Here is a link to the full article http://www.mercurynews.com/pen…
Marriage equality does not in anyway prevent the church from practicing its beliefs. I feel this statement shows a powerful message from a religious leader that is shared by many in their community, and that message is that everyone must not only tolerate their religion, but also follow it. It is a scary realization that this country allows religious beliefs to take precedent over civil rights and equality.