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19th Mar 2013

“Love & Justice For All” Church In America Bans Straight Weddings Until Gay Marriage Is Allowed

The Green Street United Methodist Church has spoken out and said that it will not be performing straight marriages until same-sex couples are given "all the rights and privileges marriage brings."

Part of human life is about supporting the causes we believe in and supporting others. In an act of goodwill, a church in North Carolina has announced that it will stop performing straight weddings until gay marriage is allowed by the state.

Digital Spy reports that the Green Street United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem has spoken out and criticised North Carolina’s plans to prohibit same-sex marriage and “all the rights and privileges marriage brings.”

“The statemet is being adopted as a sign of our comitment to love and justice for all people,” said a statement released by the church.

“The Marriage Covenant between two people is a ministry of the church. Couples making a commitment to one another need a supportive community of faith to sustain and uphold them as to grow in faith and love. At Green Street Church, we claim the committed same-sex relationships as no less sacred in their ministry to us and the community,” the statement added.

The Green Street Church will not perform any more straight marriages

The statement said that the church sees “people in same-sex relationships as completely worthy of the Sacrament of Marriage” and that it “rejects any notion that they are second class citizens in the Kingdom of God.”

According to Reverend Kelly Carpenter from the church, they are very welcoming to the gay and lesbian community and want them to know that they have friends there.

We have no words except fair play.