Jay Michaelson, author of God in Your Body and Director of Nehirim: A Spiritual Initiative for GLBT Jews, who was at the Conservative movement’s press conference today, wrote two timely and important posts on the MJL blog.
The first is a personal statement, full of faith and hope:
I know today’s action may cause some controversy. But if today’s ruling tells one of those religious men and women, or just one gay teen, or just one worried parent of a gay or lesbian youth, if it tells any one of them that God and love go together, then it is worth it.
The second is more toned down, let reality hit you in the face and look toward the future:
I’m hopeful that, beyond all the details, this decision will help a simple, banal truth take hold in the world: that even if you’re religious, it’s OK to be gay.