Blessings and Anguish for Pastors in California

The New York Times
June 17, 2008

Some clergy members in California spent Tuesday officiating at same-sex weddings made legal by a State Supreme Court ruling that took effect on Monday night. Others spent the day speaking out against same-sex marriage... “We’re going to see not just one type of religious voice, which is what we’re used to,” said the Rev. Jay E. Johnson, director of academic research at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry, at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. “We’re going to see religious figures, and clergy and faith communities on both sides of this issue getting lots of media attention.”