Last Election Day more than $30 million dollars was spent by the combined pro and anti-gay marriage coalitions. I witnessed first-hand the amount of money they were trying to raise, simply to keep up with anti-gay organizations "protecting marriage" for the 50 percent of heterosexual ones that don't end in divorce. I wondered why we had to waste so much money on issues like this when there are 17 million children in the United States who don't have access to sufficient food. Why couldn't both sides just raise that money and spend it on hunger, or building affordable housing -- ya know, something that might actually help stabilize our housing market and improve the economy.
Mikah Meyer sings at the National Cathedral in Washington DC, and was a part of the Inauguration Interfaith Prayer Breakfast.