Black Pastor May Lose His Church Over Support for Gay Marriage
Rev. Oliver White is pastor for Grace Community United Church of Christ in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2005, White took a stand for same s*x marriage and voted for same-s*x marriage at the United Church of Christ’s national synod, and churchgoers have been leaving his congregation in droves ever since. It is estimated that White has lost 3/4 of his flock over his stand on same-s*x marriage.
The church needs about $200,000 to survive.
Rev. White writes:
It may be that we won’t win this battle in terms of the outlook we are striving for. However, if I lose my church standing up for equality, and one person’s mind was changed, then my lost will not be in vain.
Rev. White’s Sunday sermons now draw about 20 people.
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