Thursday, December 07, 2006

Conservative Jews: Gay is OK!

Sorry, I couldn't resist that one. But this story from the Sun got me thinking.
Basically, the Conservative Jewish Movement (Which has nothing to do with conservative politics) has made some big (and good) decisions:
Leaders of Judaism's Conservative Movement approved interpretations of Jewish law yesterday that would permit same-sex commitment ceremonies and the ordination of openly gay and lesbian rabbis.

The historic decision offers wide latitude for Conservative rabbis, most of whom are in North America, to make individual choices for their congregations about whether to bless gay relationships.
There's a lot that is interesting here. One thing that struck me is how different people and different religious groups can look at the same part of the bible, "the old testament," and reach different conclusions on what it means.

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