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Church refuses to marry heterosexual couples
by Anonymous
March 17, 2013 at 12:17 AM

NC church to forgo marriages for straight couples

UPDATED 7:10 PM EDT Mar 16, 2013
Gay marriage, same-sex marriage
jeangill/SXC

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —A Winston-Salem Methodist church says it's forgoing marriages for heterosexual couples until United Methodist pastors are allowed to officiate at marriages for same-sex couples.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that the 18-member leadership council at Green Street United Methodist Church is asking pastors to conduct relationship blessings rather than marriage ceremonies in the sanctuary. That's until the United Methodist Church changes its policies.

The council has scheduled a Sunday news conference to discuss its stance.

n its initial announcement released through Equality NC, the church said it sees injustice in the legal position of state government and the theological position of its denomination.

The council is asking the church's ministers to join others who refuse to sign any state marriage licenses until the same rights are granted to same-sex couples.


Read more: http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/north-carolina/NC-church-to-forgo-marriages-for-straight-couples/-/10622650/19346226/-/m717yxz/-/index.html#ixzz2NlbMkdkX

What do you think about this?

Replies

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    March 17, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Well then they are a poor excuse for a church.

  • Retrokitty
    March 17, 2013 at 12:20 AM
    Awesome
  • elliotmommytobe
    March 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM
    Good for thwm
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    March 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM
    Got some no true Scotsman fallacy going on there don't you.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Well then they are a poor excuse for a church.

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    March 17, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    This is the greatest thing I have ever seen. Go them!

  • amiesmomma
    March 17, 2013 at 12:23 AM
    Cool beans
  • livingforthem83
    March 17, 2013 at 12:23 AM
    Eh, to each is own.
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    March 17, 2013 at 12:24 AM
    No you are just a poor excuse for a human.

    I used to live in winston salem. Good for them!

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Well then they are a poor excuse for a church.

  • RazzleMySpazz
    March 17, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    awesome! :)

  • nataliesmom2012
    March 17, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Good for them!

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