Bishop Gene's Getting Married

Really hadn't intended to make it same-sex marriage day here at the blog, but this just popped up. Bishop Robinson's entering into a civil union. Not interested in his silly remark
I've always wanted to be a June bride
that's got people exorcised. With allowances for who he is and what he believes, it's amusing. In defense of himself he complains that his critics transmitted his remark with:
No context; nothing about the preceding hour of carefully constructed comments; nothing about my defence of - and love for - the Scriptures; nothing about the loving God to whom I constantly pointed.
Ok, but a paragraph later he writes this:
I suspect that a lot of people are uncomfortable with me using the word “bride” - a word associated with women as property - to describe a man.
Oh, Lover of Scripture, is that what you suppose the Beloved in the Song of Songs means when he proclaims
You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride, you have ravished my heart with a glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace. How sweet is your love, my sister, my bride! how much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than any spice! Your lips distil nectar, my bride; honey and milk are under your tongue; the scent of your garments is like the scent of Lebanon.
This is the voice of Christ to his Church and to our souls, and you would have us believe all he's saying is:
I own you?
Now I am offended.