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

North Carolina church takes a stand for gay marriage. Cool, but shouldn’t get Christians off the hook. March 21, 2013

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.

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