Jesus said no fornication. The man asked if Chandler would allow him to take communion. At the same time, it forbids clergy from officiating at same-sex weddings — and has cracked down of late by suspending pastors who do. Tom Bartlett is a science reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education. The congregation is hoping the sale of the church property, along with budget and staff cutbacks, will improve finances.
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Continue to article content. He co-authored a paper that led to gay leadership and marriage in Conservative Judaism. To some extent, he understands. Now, Christian political groups, including Focus on the Family and the National Association of Evangelicals, have virtually stopped campaigning on the issue, shifting their focus to legal efforts to shield religious business owners from having to cater to gay weddings. I would have told him, maybe so, but not from lack of trying. It had a congregation of more than 14, and Haggard became so prominent that he paid several visits to the White House of President George W Bush.
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Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Most polls show African-Americans evenly divided about gay marriage, but the vocal opposition, led by preachers, has gained more attention. The following few paragraphs contain words that some may find critical of two-thirds of the most revered institutions in the black community: Haggard, once America's leading evangelical pastor, who was brought down and removed from his own mega-church after admitting to a gay sex scandal, has set up a new ministry and will hold the first service in his new church today. It is not unusual for gay couples who ask churches to perform marriage ceremonies to be turned away because of doctrines that reject same-sex unions. The sexual behavior of some male pastors, many of them also gospel singers, also has stoked rumors or led to scandal. Vernon Baptist Church, W.
Charisma Media is not responsible or liable in any way for comments posted by its users. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Who would even want to do this creature?? For decades, mainline denominations have been wrestling over issues surrounding homosexuality: It also was plastered on every car around Mt. A lesbian couple has even started attending services there.