I ran across this on the interwebnet today. It really, really disturbed me! Every time I start cheering up, thinking about how much progress has been made since the beginning of the Age, something like this comes up and reminds me how far we still have to go!
This pastor clearly doesn't get it---and she's a womyn! She just doesn't see the forest for our syblyngs the trees. Since all of Gaia's creation is equal, all of it has responsibilities to all the rest of it. Therefore, any construct which falsely purports to limit 2 beyngs' responsibilities to only each other must be evil.
So why is this "Rev" Hallin even getting worked up about the (obviously) patriarchal practice of "giving the bride away"? Shy should be striving to eliminate the whole oppressive practice of marriage, and affirming our Gaia-given responsibilities to ALL our syblyngs!!