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Church refuses to marry heterosexual couples

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NC church to forgo marriages for straight couples

UPDATED 7:10 PM EDT Mar 16, 2013
Gay marriage, same-sex marriage
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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?

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:17 AM
Replies (21-30):
Pushthruthepain
by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:30 AM
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That they have stepped away from being a church that is being bible believing.It's their right of course but...
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:30 AM


I live in Winston-Salem now and Green St Methodist does a lot of good for the community here...they do a lot for feeding the homeless and hungry. This makes me kind of sad. If they want to marry gay couples, fine. I just think going about it this way may cause a huge backlash against them in the community even though they have done a lot of good. Although, it could have a positive effect for others as well. IDK, it is definitely ballsy for a church.

Quoting Anonymous:

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.



momto2boys973
by Emerald Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Quoting paganmommy4:

its about time.. Anyone should have the right to get married




Anyone should also have a right to follow their religion as they see fit.
TheMrs407
by Emerald Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:33 AM
Good for them!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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Then those priests should be allowed to marry homosexual couples if that's what they want.

Quoting momto2boys973:

Quoting paganmommy4:

its about time.. Anyone should have the right to get married






Anyone should also have a right to follow their religion as they see fit.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:35 AM
There are less than a dozen verses based on homosexual hate and hundreds on love. Why do you choose to focus on hate?

Quoting Pushthruthepain:

That they have stepped away from being a church that is being bible believing.It's their right of course but...
notabosley
by Silver Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:35 AM
That is awesome.
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Lizardannie1966
by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:35 AM

What do I think? Turnabout is fair play.

lizmartinez
by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Finally more churches catching up to the Episcopal Church.
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Ayla-bellesmom
by Gold Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Love it.

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