On March 25, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed freedom marchers in Montgomery, AL, with these words: "How long? Not long, because no lie can live forever." This March 25, another segment of our society that has been denied full equality and dignity stands at the threshold of another potential victory as the Supreme Court prepares to consider two cases regarding marriage equality.
On March 26 and 27, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two high-profile cases involving California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). In preparation for this historic moment, Metropolitan Community Church of Boston joins MCC churches nationwide in calling the community together in prayer.
We will gather as a united community, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and our allies, to be the voice that is needed for "such a time as this." Members of MCC Boston will join in prayer for marriage equality during the Palm Sunday service on Sunday, March 24. The community is also invited to join people of faith nationwide in a prayer vigil on Monday, March 25.
The Boston prayer vigil is not isolated to a single location. Instead, it is broad enough to cover the whole city. People are called to pray from wherever they are at 7:00 pm on the 25th. Those who want to publicly share their words of prayer are encouraged to do so through MCC Boston's Facebook page.
We believe in positive outcomes achieved through prayer and peaceful action in the community. Please join us.