Wednesday, July 06, 2005

United Church of Christ approves gay marriage resolution

United Church of Christ approves gay marriage resolution Last week I told you that the head of the United Church of Christ (UCC), the Rev. John Thomas, pictured, had given the big thumbs up to gay marriage. Now the UCC itself has become the first mainline Christian denomination to officially support same-sex marriages when its general synod passed a resolution yesterday affirming "equal marriage rights for couples regardless of gender." Thomas called the resolution a theological statement as well as a protest against discrimination. "The United Church of Christ has courageously acted to declare freedom, affirming marriage equality, affirming the civil rights of gay, of same-gender couples, to have their relationships recognized as marriages by the state, and encouraging our local churches to celebrate those marriages." So far it looks like one Atlanta church is going to leave UCC as a result.�
[Date: 06-Jul-05 ]

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