Friday, July 15, 2005

Verdugo Hills Council 2005 National Jamboree Center

Off to the Jamboree! I'm leaving on Sunday, the 17th, and will be back on August 4. You can check the website above for pictures and our progress. We'll be posting updates as often as possible.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

United Church of Christ votes to endorse gay marriage:

"The resolution calls on member churches of the liberal denomination of 1.3 million people to consider wedding policies 'that do not discriminate against couples based on gender.' It also asks churches to consider supporting legislation granting equal marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples and to work against laws banning gay marriage."

I continue to support letting churches decide what is, and is not a marriage. I believe the state should only recognize domestic partnerships. This is similar to a business partnership, and would be available to be entered into by any two people. A mother and daughter, gays, anyone. It would not be called marriage - it would be a recognition of a special relationship that would protect the assets of the partnership.

Churches would still control "marriage." It would continue to be a sacred arrangement, that would be supported by the church. I'm not sure that I agree with the UCC's way of handling this, but I do support non-discrimination by the state.

Is Rove guilty of treason? If these allegations are true, then he certainly is!