Iowa, USA: Baptist Church Begins Marrying Gay/Lesbian Couples

Written by scott on January 4th, 2013

Anti Gay Steve King Thinks Marriage Equality Likely Here to Stay in IowaIowa City’s First Baptist Church has become the first Baptist church in the US state of Iowa to perform religious marriages for same-sex couples.

The First Baptist Church as labelled itself as an ‘open and inclusive’ community for over a decade but only recently voted to join the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB) and to allow same-sex couples to wed under its roof.

‘For us, it’s to honor our belief and to put that belief out there, that to follow Christ means to be absolutely inclusive of everyone and not have any sort of hierarchy of holiness or worthiness, which sometimes we tend to do when we’re religious,’ First Baptist Pastor Dorothy Whiston told the Des Moines Register.

Authored By Andrew Potts – See the Full Story at Gay Star News

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