RWW links to an article that addresses the DC's City Counsel's vote to legalize gay marriage.
From that article:
Opponents, however, said the issue is far from settled. Members of a group called Stand4Marriage, led by local pastor Bishop Harry Jackson, have met with members of Congress to urge them to oppose the bill...One of the Biblical passages [1 Corinthians 13:1] Stand4Marriage quotes is thus:
..."If it gets to the vote, we win," he said, referencing the other states where residents overturned same-sex marriage laws.
If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.Stand4marriage then goes on to state the rest of the verse that explains the 'true' meaning of love, (essentially, that it's unconditional).
This coming from a man who asserts in his book---The Truth in Black & white---that homosexuality is a choice [p147].
This chosen belief about LGBT persons is a common excuse to justify the non-passage of pro-equality laws.
I vote that his love is of the "rusty gate" kind.
Much more on Jackson here.