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Then They Came for My Boutonniere

Jim Burroway

July 16th, 2013

The staunchly anti-gay, ironically-named website Anglican Mainstream has reacted to today’s approval of Britain’s marriage equality bill:

To Think About: SSM, July 2013
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First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.


Martin Niemoller

Because marriage equality is JUST LIKE THE HOLOCAUST, PEOPLE!



July 16th, 2013 | LINK

This would be equivalent to segregationists using this famous declaration against African-Americans after they won the right to vote and go to the same schools that white people went to.

There seems to be absolutely no bottom to the well of the bigot’s mind.

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When I decided to become an Anglican, I checked into Anglican Mainstream and the heavily supported ACNA. Five minutes later I knew that The Episcopal Church was the safest place for me emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually.

July 17th, 2013 | LINK

How odd that the so-called conservatives’ first impulse is to compare the left to the Nazis. But then, maybe not — that kind of authoritarian ideology is very close to their own.

July 17th, 2013 | LINK

Then they came for the gays, and I did not speak out, because I was a gay-hating, evangelical fundamentalist.

Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.

July 17th, 2013 | LINK

Will, you might want to check out the United Church of Christ.

July 17th, 2013 | LINK

The reason the people who run this website didn’t speak out is because they hate socialists, trade unionists, and Jews, along with anyone else not exactly like them. If someone did speak up for them, they would say “That person is not one of us, so does not speak for us.” Or, “we can hate without your help.”

July 17th, 2013 | LINK


My “conversion,” so to speak, to Anglicanism revolved around the Book of Common Prayer and Anglican liturgy, neither of which the UCC maintains. I’ve viewed their beliefs, but they just didn’t make a good fit for me. Thank you, though!!! :^)

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And if he were a baker, how much worse would it be?

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