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Switch to Forum Live View Dumbarton and Foundry UM church
8 years ago  ::  Oct 12, 2010 - 7:11PM #1
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Dumbarton and Foundry UM churches in Washington DC have gone on record as saying they will conduct same sex marriages in their churches, on the basis that Washington DC recently enacted legislation legalizing same sex marriage.  Both churches are in clear violation the the church's Discipline, which specifically prohibits UM clergy from presiding over same sex marriages, or from same sex marriages taking place on UM property.   UM pastor Jimmy Creech was defrocked a few years ago for presiding over a same sex marriage.  The area's Bishop is also on record as saying he will enforce the church's Discipline in this matter.

Dumbarton's decision came several months ago.  Foundry's decision came a few weeks ago.  To my knowledge, no same sex marriages have yet taken place at either church.  But if the churches are true to their words, there will be, and disciplinary action is certain to follow. 

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