During his November 9th Bar Mitzvah at Portland's Congregation Beth Israel, 13-year-old Duncan McAlpine Sennett used his d'var Torah reading of Genesis 29 to discuss the changing definition of "traditional marriage" and promote marriage equality nationwide.
In his speech, Sennett recounts the story of Jacob, who worked for seven years to marry a woman he loved named Rachel. Before Jacob got to marry Rachel, he was first tricked into marrying her sister Leah — the daughters had no say, the entire thing was handled as a sort of crude business deal and Jacob ended up in an incestuous marriage with his two first-cousins.
Kinda makes you wonder if the National Organization of Marriage is actually pushing for "traditional marriages" that are more akin to incestuous human trafficking.
Read and watch Sennett's speech AFTER THE JUMP…