I have continued going to the Episcopal church I wrote about a while ago, and it is an important counter to my current depressive view of the world. The last sermon I heard, which was preached by a lay leader since the priest was out of town, included strong condemnation of the following things: supermax prisons, creationism, and laws against gay marriage.

But most surprising and heartening of all, that same sermon included an interpretation of Genesis chapter 2 (the Adam and Eve creation story, the second creation story in Genesis), that dictates equality in marriage. I wouldn’t have thought that was possible. It focused on the “flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone” part of the story, rather than the rib or the apple. It was stunning.

Posted on October 12th, 2006 by Katxena