Minn. pastor supports gay rights, may lose church

Reverend Oliver White of St. Paul, Minnesota is another strong black Christian pastor standing for equality – and suffering for it. Thank you, Rev. White.

A black leader at the helm of a predominantly black church, White — who marched for racial equality during the Civil Rights era — faced pushback from his own community after he stood up for gay rights in 2005.

During a national synod of the United Church of Christ in Atlanta, he joined a majority of delegates from across the country in voting to adopt a resolution supporting gay marriage.

He returned to his congregation the following Sunday and explained his decision. Almost immediately he saw church membership plummet. Within weeks he lost two-thirds of his followers, and now a Sunday sermon draws at most about 20 people.

via Minn. pastor supports gay rights, may lose church.

 

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