My friend and colleague, Dr. Jennifer Harvey, sent me a link yesterday to a roster of 131 pictures on the website of the Des Moines Register–folks lining up to get married. Here is a picture of her (left), her partner Chris, and their daughter Harper.
Some people scoff at the importance of this moment, especially in Virginia where it seems so far away. But the tide is changing and I feel even the hard clay of Virginia shifting beneath our feet.
Jen teaches ethics at Drake University. She and I, along with another colleague, co-edited a book together a few years ago.
She and Chris and Harper (Jen gave birth just last year) are living the ethic of love and care, and they are making a difference, not only in Iowa but across the entire country where the story of God’s truth marches on.
If you want to be inspired by this movement for justice, I encourage you to visit the link http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=D2&Date=20090427&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=427001&Ref=PH&Params=Itemnr=1
See the range of people, feel the joy, trust that there is more to come (and pray for the protestors).