In an op-ed posted Thursday, Henry
Rollins says he feels bad for opponents of marriage equality.
The 54-year-old musician-writer-radio
host-businessman opines weekly in his LA Weekly column.
“This may sound corny to you, but I
feel bad for those who are having difficulty with the decision,”
wrote, a reference to the Supreme Court's recent ruling striking
down bans on gay marriage in all 50 states.
“Here is an example of what I mean.
A woman named Dana Guffey, a county clerk in Arkansas, promised to
resign from her post because she would rather quit than issue
same-sex marriage licenses.”
“She is an adult and it is her
decision. I respect her integrity. She is standing up for what she
believes and risking future employment. But I really wish she was
able to logic around her disagreements and stay at her job,” he
“It is not for me to tell anyone
about their beliefs. I feel bad for anyone who thinks that their
faith has been diminished or disrespected by the Supreme Court's
“To those who disagree with same-sex
marriage because it offends their faith, I would say your beliefs are
still yours to have. The wisdom, peace and clarity that faith has
allowed you to have are still intact. No word of any religious text
has been changed or its power reduced. There is a lot of room in
America; it allows all to move freely,” he added.