Years ago there was an event — Woodstock 2 or something — and I found myself ruminating upon the ridiculousness of trying to recreate history. The Baby Boomers, on the other hand, love it. Everything is the next Civil Rights battle, the next Woodstock, the next blah blah blah. As such, this is no surprise (h/t Alkibiades).
The Episcopal Church has become the first mainstream religious group in the U.S. to approve the blessing of gay marriages following a landmark vote.
The proposal was agreed by the church’s governing body – the Chamber of Bishops – at a meeting in Indianapolis yesterday.
This isn’t shocking. Gay is the new black, just ask the actor who a few years back was fired from that television show for thoughtcrime. What is shocking, if only slightly so, is that the Boomers in charge equate gay marriage with the civil rights battles of the past. Sorry, but not being able to use a water fountain lest you want to be beaten or jailed is a tad different than being denied a few contractual protections. Regardless, dammit, the Boomers are not going to be tepid this time! There are even clues that they expect an exodus and are going to get serious about demanding the tithe. No tithe, no first class membership in the church. Unless you’re gay. God gives free will, the locusts take it away.
I would not care were it no for my fondness for the liturgy and my extreme wariness of man and Rome. As such, come Sunday morn I will likely be recreating more recent historical developments. I’ll be poolside instead of pewside. The Boomers can continue to play reenactment and pretend they’re getting on the right side of history. If only they realized which parallel they’re actually achieving.