The Gift of the Gay Rights Debate

We grow as religious people through an unlikely combination of courage and humility. It takes courage to question one’s opinions, and humility to recognize that we may not be as right as we thought. It is for this reason that spiritual progressives have rightly embraced the movement for equality for LGBT people not as a condundrum, but as an opportunity for precisely the kind of spiritual maturation we seek.

Response to Noach Dzmura

Dzmura’s arguments stand no chance of being adopted by the American mainstream any time soon. If we want to “move the needle” of public opinion, we need to make more moderate ones.

Conservative Judaism: Good for the Gays?

In the gay Jewish community few people are breaking out the champagne over the Conservative movement's long-expected split decision on homosexuality this past December. It was, the conventional wisdom goes, a positive step—nothing more.