Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III (Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago Video)

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois wrote a letter to a fellow black clergy who took issue with President Obama’s support of gay marriage. In the letter Rev. Dr. Moss proposes the question, “Should all Americans have the same civil rights?” as a better alternative to whether the church should engage or “perform certain religious rites” or not. Rev. Dr. Moss believes gay marriage is not the issue, but internal marital strife between men and women is the real concern. The Huffington Post has the story:

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III is the Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois. During an address to his church on May 13th, Pastor Moss read a letter he had sent to a fellow clergyman who took issue with the President’s recent support of Gay marriage.


Find the transcript below:

My Brother:

Tell your brethren who are part of your ministerial coalition to “live their faith and not legislate their faith” for the Constitution is designed to protect the rights of all. We must learn to be more than a one-issue community and seek the beloved community where we may not all agree, but we all recognize the fingerprint of the Divine upon all of humanity.

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