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Church Wonít Do Weddings For Straight Couples Until Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal
http://charlotte.cbslocal.com ^ | 03/18/2013 | n/a

Posted on 03/18/2013 7:04:01 PM PDT by massmike

In a statement posted on the front page of their website, officials at the Green Street United Methodist Church said that they ask other churches to join in the movement to “refuse to sign any State marriage licenses until this right is granted to same- sex couples.”

In the full version of their statement - publicly posted on their website – the church asks that services such as premarital counseling be offered to couples of all orientations, in addition to other couple-specific services.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; liberalagenda; religiousleft; umc
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1 posted on 03/18/2013 7:04:01 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Is it a “church” or a club?


2 posted on 03/18/2013 7:05:32 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: massmike

Gag


3 posted on 03/18/2013 7:05:48 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: massmike

This could be the end of the Methodist Church.

I will go Bible home-school when Methodist start granting gay marriages.


4 posted on 03/18/2013 7:06:20 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: massmike

UMC? How surprising!


5 posted on 03/18/2013 7:06:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: massmike

then it;s not a church which reads from the Holy Bible and it;s a palce which liberals, homosexuals set up and theuse this to promote themselves as well as pretending to be with \Christianity


6 posted on 03/18/2013 7:06:53 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

why I left my church tough it was not UMC

I don;t need some imposter telling me what to sing or how I should ignore the Bible


7 posted on 03/18/2013 7:08:02 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: GeronL

What a slap in the face to God THIS is!

Warning: Usage of metal umbrellas in this parking lot is STRONGLY discouraged!


8 posted on 03/18/2013 7:08:34 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: massmike

Not a church. A den of sin, and a den of liars. The people who would attend such a place are not Christians, and I will never recognize them as such.


9 posted on 03/18/2013 7:09:44 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: massmike

And when people of faith take their marriage elsewhere, the church loses money and dies. Not like there is a Pope to Xcom anyone so I do not see an issue.

Other than homos closing ANOTHER church...which is the intent to begin with.


10 posted on 03/18/2013 7:09:51 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: GeronL

it is a club and you are inviting i mean invited to join in and since you will be in north carolina anyways


11 posted on 03/18/2013 7:10:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: massmike
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

Judges 17:6

12 posted on 03/18/2013 7:11:13 PM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: massmike

They’ve gone full demonic.


13 posted on 03/18/2013 7:13:01 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture¬ô)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

First wife was UMC so naturally we attended her denomination instead of mine. We had one pastor who was great friends with Tom Harkin, the guy who ran Nicaragua and Gov. Vlasick. Another was a female pastor who lasted exactly one year. EVERY single sermon was about gay rights.


14 posted on 03/18/2013 7:13:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: massmike

“Come out of her my people...”


15 posted on 03/18/2013 7:13:33 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: massmike

The Bush family kind of Christianity


16 posted on 03/18/2013 7:13:44 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: massmike

There are queer bait Methodist churches in all large urban ares —even Houston, Texas

I belong to a Bible believing / bible teaching UMC congregation.


17 posted on 03/18/2013 7:14:03 PM PDT by texican01
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To: massmike

Where’s a divine lightning strike when you need it?


18 posted on 03/18/2013 7:14:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: massmike
From that house of worship's website:

Green Street is a Reconciling Congregation, open and affirming of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered and Straight people. While the United Methodist denomination continues to wrestle with issues around sexual identity, Green Street seeks to be a witness to the wider church community by living out the motto of “open minds, open hearts and open doors.”

19 posted on 03/18/2013 7:14:35 PM PDT by Gamecock ( If we distort the gospel, that distortion will influence and affect everything else that we believe)
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To: massmike

The wheat is steadily being winnowed from the chaff.


20 posted on 03/18/2013 7:14:48 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: massmike

It looks like the homos have started their own “churches”.


21 posted on 03/18/2013 7:15:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yea, shocked. Not.


22 posted on 03/18/2013 7:16:51 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Can you say “Unitarian?” Sure.


23 posted on 03/18/2013 7:18:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: massmike
From their worship web page

The experience in worship is a blend of traditional Methodist liturgy, free-church African American influence, Hispanic culture, social gospel, all stuck together with a jazz-fused gravy.

I'm not sure what this is supposed to be, but certainly has nothing to do with worshiping God.

24 posted on 03/18/2013 7:18:38 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Perhaps they should have hetrosexual unions


25 posted on 03/18/2013 7:19:14 PM PDT by RightLady
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To: texican01

>>I belong to a Bible believing / bible teaching UMC congregation.

Me too. These urban leftist congregations are the exception. The UMC beat the gay agenda last summer so we have 3 1/2 more years before we have to it again. If they win, the denomination will split.


26 posted on 03/18/2013 7:19:19 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: massmike; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
"After the service, please be sure to visit our fabulous bathhouse!"
27 posted on 03/18/2013 7:19:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: massmike

Fine with me, straight couples should happily give their money to another church. Their loss.


28 posted on 03/18/2013 7:22:07 PM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Gamecock

Their minds are so open their brains have fallen out.


29 posted on 03/18/2013 7:25:38 PM PDT by woofer2425 (Obama inhales immensely!)
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To: massmike

From their website:


Green Street UMC is presently the only Reconciling Congregation in the Western North Carolina Conference. With a growing number of LGBTQ members, Green Street seeks to be a public witness to its community, Conference and denomination.

They are the only one in the conference and it has chosen to be the gay-magnet for Winston-Salem. Eventually, their pastor will get brave and come out and then the bishop can remove him.


30 posted on 03/18/2013 7:25:43 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: ecomcon

Or the pelosi/kennedy/biden christianity.

I think it’s interesting, let ‘em have their own club and watch it wither and die.


31 posted on 03/18/2013 7:25:58 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: BillyBoy

Exactly. I’m guessing the congregation for this “church” probably doesn’t have that many natural marriage weddings anyway.


32 posted on 03/18/2013 7:26:37 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: massmike
Great!
At least they unwittingly will support “marriages”.

Because I know several elderly women who could “marry” me, and we both could benefit from my being her legally dependendent spouse!

How are you going to prove every same sex marriage is a “homo-sexual orientation” situation?

What, are we going to have to swear we are sexually deviant to attain our rights to marry?
I have 7 children, she has none, we all get covered under her Medicare and the SSAN dependent care coverage kicks in at about $800.00 a month each when she dies...

Just think of all the new wealth building possibilities!

No, I am not being sarcastic. I am telling you what will happen.

33 posted on 03/18/2013 7:28:36 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: massmike

John Wesley would have run these creeps out of town by now and they’d no longer be members of the Methodist Church if he were alive today.


34 posted on 03/18/2013 7:30:59 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: sarasmom

God will not be mocked.

Mankind will, but not God.


35 posted on 03/18/2013 7:31:18 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: massmike

I am UMC and will stand and continue to fight, its my Church home and these fools are the outsiders, trying to rob and destroy a great tradition, as they are in other faiths...


36 posted on 03/18/2013 7:32:56 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: massmike
When “so-called” churches perform gay weddings, they are no longer a church, but a temple of Satan.
37 posted on 03/18/2013 7:35:55 PM PDT by mtg
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To: GeronL
Is it a “church” or a club?

It's a club. From their website:

Today, Green Street Church is alive and thriving, with 300+ members and approximately 160 people in worship each Sunday! The congregation reflects the make-up of the West Salem community– white, African-American, and Hispanic; the affluent, the middle class, and the poor–and also includes many from other neighborhoods who seek a diverse congregation.

160 people in church on Sunday? Where I come from that's either a new church or a dying church.

38 posted on 03/18/2013 7:37:05 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: sarasmom

“No, I am not being sarcastic. I am telling you what will happen.”

Indeed. And our society will deserve the bankruptcy that results from scenarios like the one you described.


39 posted on 03/18/2013 7:37:18 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: bigheadfred

lol.

Gotta find out what the FDA thinks of harvesting my fat white...er... plump sweet posterior as a marshamallow substitute!!

/sarc


40 posted on 03/18/2013 7:39:45 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: massmike

Just one more anti_Christ in a pulpit.


41 posted on 03/18/2013 7:40:37 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: randog

But they’re saying something that the liberal media wants to hear. Therefore, they are “worthy of public attention”-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrzfbbgJu8M


42 posted on 03/18/2013 7:41:49 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: massmike

Some how its not surprising its a methodist church.


43 posted on 03/18/2013 7:42:02 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Only that it’s not an ELCA Lutheran, PCUSA Presbyterian, UCC United Church of Christ, or Episcopagan congregation.


44 posted on 03/18/2013 7:43:41 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Fzob
The experience in worship is a blend of traditional Methodist liturgy, free-church African American influence, Hispanic culture, social gospel, all stuck together with a jazz-fused gravy.

I'm not sure what this is supposed to be, but certainly has nothing to do with worshiping God.

With 160 people in church on any given Sunday they don't have much of a musician pool and have to take what they get, so I'm thinking that the worship team consists of grandma on the organ (Methodist liturgy), a black guy on bass (free-church AA), a Mexican on the bongos (sorry, "percussion"), 3 lesbians in the choir (social gospel), and an old hippy on electric guitar making a mess of it all (jazz-fused gravy).

45 posted on 03/18/2013 7:45:41 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Bryanw92

I thought I heard or read that the more conservative side won last time thanks largely to the influence of Methodists from Africa?


46 posted on 03/18/2013 7:50:11 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: massmike

Any congregation with democrats in them are just that evil..
ANY... including roman catholic churches....

The degree that democrats have infested those churches is the degree that those churches have serious problems..

NO democrats brings much less problems.. the same goes with RINOS to a lessor degree..

And the problem exists whether a republican is a republican or a democrat..
Not all republicans are republicans..

And if the pastor or priest or cardinal is a democrat..
The problems become fully ingrained in the institution..

Being a democrat to any degree is a spiritual virus..


47 posted on 03/18/2013 7:50:20 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: massmike

That church might as well start with goat sacrifices on the alter and chantings to Baal while they are at it. They’ve made themselves a House of evil.


48 posted on 03/18/2013 7:52:35 PM PDT by greene66
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To: massmike

Interesting doctrine at that Methodist Church. If the state legalizes the murder of born alive infants will the Methodists bless that as well?


49 posted on 03/18/2013 7:55:03 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: massmike

We need to pray for them, that’s for sure.


50 posted on 03/18/2013 7:56:10 PM PDT by ROTB (CW2 will bring invasion.Pray for repentance, our leaders, our USA.http://holyrestoration.weebly.com)
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