Good for them.
Church says no "I dos" until all can marry
From the piece:
In its public statement on weddings, the church said its pastors still will offer premarital counseling for “all couples, regardless of orientation.” Pastors, at their discretion, also will perform a service of relationship blessing for couples. Such a service would not include vows, exchange of rings, a pronouncement of marriage or covenant-making language.
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“We’ve taken the legalese out of marriage,” says Tim Sturgis, a leadership council member, “and brought it back to a holy place where it's two people professing their blessing to each other and making that relationship a blessing to this church regardless of whether they are gay or straight.”
Carpenter is quick to point out that Green Street Church, which has an average weekly attendance of 200, is not the first United Methodist congregation to forego weddings in protest of the denomination’s position on same-sex unions.