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Texas UM Lesbian Wedding Elicits Bishop's Comment But No Action


From: "U.M. Cornet" umcornet@hotmail.com

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One of our sources reports that Bishop J. Woodrow Hearn of the Texas Conference, where Bering Memorial UMC is located, issued this statement after the service last night:

"The United Methodist Church seeks to minister to the needs of all persons and all people are welcome in our churches. However, the rules of our church provide that a union service between same sex partners shall not be performed in our churches nor shall our ministers conduct such services.

"If a clergy person is accused of being in violation of this rule, the laws of The United Methodist Church provide a process whereby the complaint is addressed. This same process also determines what action shall be taken."

United Methodist Called Out Information Service, called_out@hotmail.com

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