“They don’t look like Presbyterians to me,” says Fozzie Bear when he discovers the Electric Mayhem rocking out in an old church in The Muppet Movie.
But what do Presbytarians look like?
Well, they look like a group of people struggling to reconcile old prejudices and undeniable momentum: Last week the church’s governing body rejected approving same-sex marriage, but by the narrowest of margins. Young leaders, who overwhelmingly support equality, may have lost this round. But we’ve seen this tipping point play out enough times now to know what comes next.
That and other headlines (Supreme Court! Prop 8! Oregon!) constitute the week’s most important marriage equality news. Pull up a chair and learn!