San Diego's largest church, The Rock, is located right next door to the kid's school. It is a modern church founded by a former NFL player. I have been impressed with the diversity of the church members. However last night on the local news I discovered a reason to be far less than impressed.
Last night they held a "rally" last night to "protect" marriage. 3500 people attended and it was simulcast to hundreds of churches across the country. The church is actively involved with getting people to vote against the gay marriage referendum on the November ballot. So much for churches staying out of politics. Why they care so freaking much is beyond me. Here is an excerpt from their website about gay marriage iProtectMarriage.com:
Q: Isn't banning gay marriage just like banning interracial marriage?
A: It's completely unrelated. Blacks who endured prejudice can't wake up in the morning and not be black. None of us can be counseled out of our race or ethnicity. But homosexual behavior is a choice, and countless gays and lesbians have left the homosexual lifestyle.
This has inspired me to get more active on the fight for equal marriage rights. Find out how you can help here.