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July 5, 2005

United Church of Christ Moves Toward Gay Marriage

Topics: Faith

It appears that it's not only the liberal elements of the secular members of our society that have fallen into the trap of a gay and liberal agenda to destroy marriage; now there's a group that 'calls themselves Christians' that are also jumping into the pit of disdain and contempt for the sanctity of marriage:

According to the AP, a committee of about 50 United Church of Christ representatives meeting in Atlanta has moved the church one step closer to becoming the largest Christian denomination to endorse same-sex marriage.

After debate that began early Sunday morning and ended late in this afternoon, the resolution supported by the UCC's president, John H- Thomas, drew overwhelming support and was recommended to be approved when voted on Monday by the General Synod.

The committee also voted against adopting a resolution declaring marriage to be between one man and one woman.

Committee members say the realize that individual church members and even entire congregations may pull out of the church over the issue.

"On this July Fourth the General Synod of the United Church of Christ has acted courageously to declare freedom, affirming marriage equality, affirming the civil rights of same gender couples to have their relationships recognized as marriages by the state, and encouraging our local churches to celebrate and bless those marriages,"

An email directory for the UCC can be found here. Perhaps you might want to offer your opinion on their decision.

Posted by Hyscience at July 5, 2005 11:34 AM

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