6/29/2005

UCC Head Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

A TRUE LEADER OF CHRISTIAN IDEALS

We need MORE people like this. First, the UCC stood up against ABC and NBC rejecting their ads of inclusion (even though ABC later accepted an ad from Focus on the Family to run during Supernanny), now the UCC bravely steps out as the first mainstream Christian denomination to support and endorse same-sex marriage.

The Rev. John H. Thomas said that the church's General Synod "should affirm the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender persons" to have marriages "equal in name, privileges and responsibilities to married heterosexual couples."

"I believe our local churches, as they are able, should move toward the development of marriage equality policies," Thomas added during a speech at Emory University.

That remark drew a lengthy standing ovation from the audience of about 200.


http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/06/062905uccMarr.htm

Send Rev. Thomas some love and let your local UCC know you support UCC's statement of equality.

Rev. Thomas' email: thomasj@ucc.org
Directory of local UCC churches: http://www.ucc.org/find/index2.html

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