Jay Michaelson: Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Announcement: A Victory for Religion: "This process is about the growth of individual conscience: I used to feel one way, but over time, in a careful and long process of discernment, I come to feel a different way. And look at the evidence Obama cited: People on his staff, friends, and family -- these, not abstract principles -- are what shifted his heart and mind. Thinking of his personal responsibility for the lives of soldiers serving our country -- this, not some policy point -- is the data that weighs into questions of right and wrong."
Not to make Rabbi Michael Beals' argument for tonight's d'var torah for him, but maybe it'll help inform the conversation afterwards!
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