North Carolina church takes a stand for gay marriage. Cool, but shouldn’t get Christians off the hook.

A North Carolina church has declared they will not perform any marriages until the state recognizes same-sex marriage.

A church in Winston-Salem has decided not to allow marriages of any kind until their denomination and the state of North Carolina allow same sex marriages.

Members of the Leadership Council of Green Street United Methodist Church released their statement on marriage Sunday afternoon in the church sanctuary.

“On the matter of same-sex marriage, Green Street UMC sees injustice in the legal position of state government and the theological position of our denomination. North Carolina prohibits same-sex marriage and all the rights and privileges marriage brings,” according to the statement released by the church.

While I think they’re just as wrong as god’s will as the most staunch fundamentalist, I’m glad to see their erroneous beliefs have turned out less malicious to the happiness of others.

What bugs me about this is that in 50 years, when gays can marry and when discrimination against LGBT people is on a sharp decline, when anti-gay bigots have taken their rightful seat beside racists, Christians will point to this church claiming that Christians led the charge for equality.  They will fail to mention that this church made the news because they were the detractors.  Nobody will remember that this church was handed their gay pride flag by the secularists who had been fighting this battle long before they joined up, and that this church marched against an opposing army made up almost entirely of Christians.  The only relevant impediment to LGBT people achieving equality wears the cross just as proudly as the members of this North Carolina church.

I’ll help them remember fifty years from now.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • invivoMark

    Your prediction is inaccurate. In 50 years, Christians will be a minority and will not have the power to rewrite history.

  • Glodson

    That is pretty cool.

    But you are right. They will try to rewrite the history. They’ll remember all the pro-gay rights people, recast a few bigots in that light, and the rest will be shoved down the memory hole.

  • TruthOne

    Tris is a disfrace To Christian testimony. The Church is calles To be Holy not perverted in low-life animal perversión sexual life. This goes against everything the Bible teaches.

  • Andrew B.

    “Tris is a disfrace To Christian testimony. The Church is calles To be Holy not perverted in low-life animal perversión sexual life. This goes against everything the Bible teaches.”

    Is that the same Bible that insists victims of rape be forced to marry their rapist? Books like the Bible are barely suitable for me to wipe with.

  • Pingback: Those other Christians are such a disfrace.

  • EmpiricalPierce

    I disagree. With the power of the Internet, our ability to record and transmit historical data is leaps and bounds greater than it ever was in the past. Let’s take pains to record the truth now, so revisionists can be revealed for the con-men they are.


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