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An African-American Pastor Comes Out for Marriage Equality

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Rev. Dr. Michael C. R. NaborsIn looking at the rapidly changing terra firma around me, I must offer a confession that I am deeply embarrassed to say, has been far too long in coming. On Feb. 24 a seismic event took place in the City of Detroit, where I have served as a pastor for 16 years. Over 50 of my fellow clergy gathered together at First Baptist World Changers Church to state their unalterable opposition to same-sex marriage and their desire to convince Gov. Snyder and the Michigan legislature to keep the ban on same-sex marriage in our state.

The gathering received local, state and national news. Yet the fervor that caused my fellow clergy to become public advocates against same-sex marriage is the same fervor that certainly serves presently as “first shut up in my bones.”

Their understanding of scripture is the foundation upon which they state their case. My understanding of scripture is the foundation upon which I state my case. They have a belief in what “God’s will” is regarding homosexuality. I also have a belief in what “God’s will” is regarding homosexuality.

Authored By Rev. Dr. Michael C. R. Nabors – See the Full Story at Pridesource

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USA, Michigan: Catholic Nun Pushes for Marriage Equality

Monday, September 16th, 2013

MichiganEven within the Catholic faith, there are many who believe that the Vatican stance on gays and marriage equality is wrong.

The Detroit Free Press reports:

“Sister Margaret Farley — a Catholic nun who graduated, taught and served as a board trustee at the University of Detroit-Mercy and is a retired Yale Divinity School professor — is not shutting up about supporting gay marriage and other positions that prompted the Vatican last year to censure the prominent theologian’s book on sexual ethics. “You just can’t back down and say, I apologize, because it would contradict one’s integrity,” Farley, 78, who became a Sister of Mercy through the order’s local congregation, told about 400 people gathered Friday at Mercy Center in Farmington Hills. “I didn’t decide never to talk again about the things that were problematic.”

Some of our closest friends are Catholic, and they’ve been very open about their support for marriage equality.

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Michigan: Detroit Archbishop Says Catholics Who Support Marriage Equality Committing “Perjury”

Monday, April 8th, 2013

MichiganThe Detroit Catholic leadership is taking a hardline on those Catholics who support marriage equality (62% at last polling), telling them not to take communion. USA Today reports:

A Detroit professor and legal adviser to the Vatican says Catholics who promote gay marriage should not try to receive holy Communion, a key part of Catholic identity. And the archbishop of Detroit, Allen Vigneron, said Sunday that Catholics who receive Communion while advocating gay marriage would “logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury.” The comments of Vigneron and Edward Peters, who teaches Catholic canon law at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, are part of a polarizing discussion about gay marriage that echoes debate over whether politicians who advocate abortion rights should receive Communion.

Imagine if all the catholics who are for marriage equality got up and said, in church, “I am not taking communion today to show my support of marriage equality.”

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