Council of Bishops President Issues Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

This Supreme Court decision calls attention to the difference between the laws of the United States, and the policy of our church. The law does not require anyone to violate their conscience of what God has called them to do, or their theological understanding. But, if we seek to be an inclusive church that serves all of our parishioners, and all of our neighbors, we will have to consider how we treat all people equally. The heart of our call to ministry is to be pastor to the people of the congregation, and the community, we serve. May we continue to be a people of prayer, and hope, as we work towards a day of equality and inclusion for all people created in the image of God.

Basahin: http://unitedmethodistreporter.com/2015/06/27/council-of-bishops-president-issues-statement-on-same-sex-marriage-ruling/.

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