DEFIANT UNITED METHODIST BISHOP PERFORMS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

November 3, 2013

From the Center for Investigative Reporting: …”San Francisco’s former United Methodist Bishop Melvin Talbert gave a sermon at the denomination’s global conference last year, urging pastors to defy church law by performing same-sex wedding ceremonies. On Saturday, Talbert answered that call himself, performing a ceremony for parishioners Bobby Prince and Joe Openshawnear Birmingham, Ala. Church leaders predict that Talbert’s action will aggravate a conflict between conservative and liberal factions of the United Methodist Church – one of the last mainline Protestant denominations that bans same-sex marriage…” (Link below)

http://www.sfgate.com/lgbt/article/Defiant-Methodist-bishop-fuels-gay-marriage-battle-4930989.php

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