Sunday, May 8, 2016

Love and protest

A couple weeks ago Jim and John got married. The venue is significant for two reasons. That venue was the First United Methodist Church of Charlotte, NC. The wedding, in addition to being a declaration of love and commitment, is a protest of both the nasty "bathroom bill" that was recently signed into law in North Carolina, and of the United Methodist prohibitions of clergy officiating same-sex weddings and holding such ceremonies in its church buildings. The timing was also deliberate, coming just a few weeks before the start of the denomination's General Conference, which starts Tuesday. Yes, the pastor could be brought up on charges, which could lead to a trial and dismissal. Or General Conference could come up with a way to permit such defiance.

I'll be trying to find news of General Conference and posting it to my brother blog, which is for denomination news of gay issues.

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