Commend National Cathedral for Hosting Gay Marriages in the U.S.

Target: Washington National Cathedral

Goal: Thank the Washington National Cathedral for taking a progressive step for gay marriage

The Washington National Cathedral is one of the oldest symbols of the United States. The cathedral has been used for both joyous and tragic gatherings, ranging from mourning the loss to presidential celebrations. Presidential inaugurations and funerals have both graced the floors of this cathedral. More recently, the Episcopal congregation announced that it will start officiating same-sex marriages, making it one of the first churches to do so. This is a huge step for the gay community living in America who has had a long battle with churches throughout the nation over marriage laws and rights. The 106-year-old national cathedral is making a huge step in history and it must be commended for its actions.

Ever since same-sex marriage was legalized in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, the congregation has planned to open up union services to all kinds of people. Reverend and Dean of the cathedral Gary Hall was a supporter of this cause because he believes that the community can benefit from incorporating same-sex marriages. Hall stated to the AP Press, “I read the Bible as seriously as fundamentalists do…And my reading of the Bible leads me to want to do this because I think it’s being faithful to the kind of community that Jesus would have us be.” The cathedral gathers over hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, which will hopefully educate more and more people regarding same-sex marriage.

This step by the National Cathedral will not go unnoticed. Congregations have chosen to leave a church before due to its willingness to host same-sex marriage. The National Cathedral will definitely receive criticisms from other churches, but it will also receive high regards for its open-mindedness and sincerity. By hosting same-sex marriages, the cathedral sets a great example for other churches to follow suit. The gay community has fought hard for a right that essentially belongs to them, and churches should show kindness and value people’s wishes regardless of sexuality.

Thank the National Cathedral for its progressive move in hosting same-sex marriages.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear National Cathedral,

I would like to thank and commend your congregation’s decision to host same-sex marriage. Marriage is about a union between two people who love each other irregardless of sexuality. I am happy that you realize that as well. Your actions will make the world a better place in the long run.

The National Cathedral has a huge influence over fellow churches and followers. Hopefully others will follow in your footsteps and start supporting same-sex marriages as well. It is important that the community learns to accept everyone and stop discriminating one another.

Thank you for choosing to support same-sex marriage.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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