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WATCH: Boy Uses Bar Mitzvah To Show Support For Marriage Equality

While speaking during his Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Beth Israel in Portland on November 9, 13-year-old Duncan McAlpine Sennett became not only a man but a marriage equality advocate. During this important rite of passage for Jewish boys who begin their teenage years, Sennett used his “D’var Torah” speech to analyze a chapter in Genesis about Jacob’s marriage to Leah and Rachel, two sisters who also happened to be his cousins, observed that “the definition of traditional marriage is nothing like what people think it is today.”

Sennett also noted that there are numerous same-sex couples who are close friends with his family and they are “wonderful people, wonderful parents and wonderful couples” and that he’s “proud to be part of a congregation that is 100 percent in support of same-sex marriage.” Mazel tov!

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On:           Dec 1, 2013
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    • boring

      However, he did spend all his Bar Mitzvah money on a PS4.

      Dec 1, 2013 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport

      Quite the mensch!

      Dec 1, 2013 at 12:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      Isn’t it a shame and embarrassment that we Christians have to be told what it means to be a Christian… by a young, intelligent, humorous Bar Mitzvah youth/man! We have a lot to measure up to when we hear him!

      Dec 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eiswirth

      Smart and well-spoken young man.

      Dec 1, 2013 at 11:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      Good for him, spoken like a man.

      Dec 2, 2013 at 7:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      Dec 2, 2013 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • krystalkleer

      good job…there is hope for the future :)

      Dec 2, 2013 at 2:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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