In anticipation of the release of Justice Calls (you can pre-order it here), I’m sharing an excerpt a day. Today’s is from Rita Nakashima Brock, Research Professor in Theology and Culture and Director of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School.
“While Jesus and Paul differ on marriage, they differ for the same reason. They uphold love as the highest divine good, not women’s sexual subordination. In fact, because of the nasty history of institutional marriage in the Bible and heterosexist civil laws that are built on male dominance and female subordination, I think marriage equality means such gender inequality should not be inscribed as a necessary basis of marriage.”