As the debate over marriage equality intensifies, there has been no shortage of political figures eager to portray themselves as "faith-based" protectors of "traditional values." Mustering the righteous rhetoric of the morally aggrieved, these self-styled defenders of decency claim the spiritual authority to define marriage around their supposedly sacrosanct virtues, ignoring that a similar mindset once labeled interracial couples a violation of divine law. Such prejudice provides the backdrop for playwright Carlyle... More >>>