Saturday, July 6, 2013

David Wolpe, the rabbi of...

...a Conservative synagogue in Los Angeles, is causing a bit of a stir among his congregation for announcing that he would now perform same-sex marriages.

The Times has a mildly interesting story about it, but what surprised me was this paragraph (my emphasis):

Rabbi Wolpe said that while he looked forward to conducting same-sex marriages, he would continue to refuse to perform interfaith weddings, again reflecting the policy of the Conservative movement.

And I thought about my Irish Catholic mother-in-law who couldn't marry a man in the 1950s because he was divorced but could marry my non-observant Jewish father-in-law.

Isn't religion a funny thing?

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