What would it mean for us to send in those 10 in masks and gloves, socially distanced to scout out the synagogue building?
Armando has no criminal record, steady employment and a community of hundreds of families who love him. Yet in an instant, he was taken away.
Instead of society responding with humiliation, we have to instill the ethic that to truly be human is to feel shame and it’s a shame not to be human.
If we meet, you might ask directly why I won’t officiate your wedding. My hope would be to get to know you well enough to have a deeper conversation.