Don't Call Me a Bigot for Opposing Gay Marriage

John Kass asks for tolerance of his religious views
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2013 1:30 PM CDT
Updated Mar 27, 2013 1:57 PM CDT
Demonstrators stand outside the Supreme Court this week.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – John Kass embraces civil unions but opposes gay marriage as a Christian. For those who disagree, he knows what you're thinking: He must be a bigot, right? "If I hold to my faith and resist applauding the changes, I'm easily cast as some drooling white cartoon bigot of the Jim Crow era, denying black Americans the right to sit at a lunch counter and have a meal with the white folks," Kass writes in the Chicago Tribune.

That superficial message is now accepted and disseminated through the media, writes Kass, and it's only growing louder as traditional Christianity becomes a "minority view" in our society. Kass' Greek Orthodox faith holds that marriage is between a man and a woman, and he takes his faith seriously. "All I'm asking is that in the rush to establish new rights, that tolerance for religious freedom be considered as well." Click for Kass' full column. (Read more gay marriage stories.)

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