The Push-and-Pull Over the Meaning of Marriage

The Push-and-Pull Over the Meaning of Marriage

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: While the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was presiding over a same-sex wedding this week, the evangelical Christian leader Reverend Franklin Graham was online urging his entire flock to pray for the justices to rule against marriage equality. Just as I think it’s important to remember that our nation’s laws are not meant to adhere to religious laws, it would be helpful when we invoke God if we remember that “the will of the eternal, as expressed to different people in different times, has included many different understandings of what it means to be married.” Watch my video below for more insight and discussion.

 

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Brad Hirschfield

Brad Hirschfield is the co-founder and co-executive editor of The Wisdom Daily. A rabbi, Brad has been featured on ABC's Nightline UpClose, PBS's Frontline, Fox News and National Public Radio. He wrote a long-standing column, "For God's Sake," for the Washington Post, and has also written for The Huffington Post and Beliefnet.com. He authored the book, You Don?t Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism. Brad also serves as President of Clal, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leadership training institute, think tank and resource center in New York City.

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