[The following is an excerpt from a larger piece supporting the Authoritative Interpretation and Amendment to the Constitution of the PC(USA) for full marriage equality in the PC(USA).]
"Another intersection I profoundly remember was when the leader of the free world stood on the pile of rubble of the World Trade Towers. By his side were nearly all the nations of the world, pledging support and cooperation to end the violence that had met our shores. We had a chance. An opportunity to go forward in a new way, a prophetic way of building world peace from the immense sacrifice of those we lost, honoring their memory with a new world that rose above what had befallen us.
Sadly, we chose the response that ultimately veered off course, in my opinion.
Nothing. Nothing in my lifetime can ever compare to the suffering of that day and the time that has followed. Like us all, I live with it in many ways, every day. And, one powerful lesson I took from that unspeakable tragedy is the way that at certain times, we “get” an intersection that can truly make a difference in the world. I believe we are at such a crossroads, with an opportunity to make an immense difference in being known as Christians by our love; as being disciples faithful to the commandment Jesus gave us long ago."