Today, Congresswoman Diane Black’s newsletter affirms that no church will be required to hold nor any minister forced to marry persons they feel should not be married. As a pastor, I have always had the right to choose what weddings I would celebrate. As a wedding celebrant I act on behalf of God and the state. There is a separation of […]
Monthly Archives: June 2015
Call to Prayer for Our Sisters and Brothers → Supreme Court Ruling Posted: June 26, 2015 | Author: wtmcalilly | Filed under: Bishop’s Blog |5 CommentsAs you know, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in a 5-4 ruling that states cannot ban same gender marriage. Gay and lesbian couples across the country have […]
Originally posted on Greater Things Are Yet To Be Done:
As you know, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in a 5-4 ruling that states cannot ban same gender marriage. Gay and lesbian couples across the country have a constitutional right to marry. This significant change in our civil law impacts each…
Call to Prayer for Our Sisters and Brothers.
Jay Archer is a thoughtful and Christ-like leader inside the Tennessee Conference. Jay’s response to my “The Bible and Homosexuality” blog asks some good questions about the future of our United Methodist connection. Jay wonders what will center the church and where is the United Methodist church heading. I post this email from Jay with his permission. May we listen […]