[W]hat the Supreme Court has set up is the greatest civil war between the church and the gay community. And let me just state for the record, we don’t want that fight. We love our gay brothers and sisters. But if the Supreme Court is not going to acknowledge the fact that we have a right as religious people to have a say-so in the framework of religious ethics for our culture and society, then we reject the Supreme Court on this issue.
—The Rev. Anthony Evans, a D.C. minister who has worked with Bishop Harry Jackson, reacts after the Supreme Court refused to hear Jackson’s challenge to D.C. marriage law [photo via]