Skip to comments.Gay Marriage Issue Hits County's Interfaith Service
Posted on 10/21/2013 6:11:11 PM PDT by marshmallow
One Catholic Church in Charlotte fired music director Steav Bates-Congdon after he married his longtime male partner.
Now another has pulled out of hosting the city's largest interfaith service rather than allow Bates-Congdon to be part of the team planning the annual event.
Mecklenburg Ministries 38th annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service is still on for Nov. 26. But itll be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Dilworth, not at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Ballanytne Charlottes biggest house of worship.
And Bates-Congdon, now music director at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Fort Mill, will play a prominent role in the interfaith musical program as he has for several years.
Monsignor John McSweeney, who pastors St. Matthew, said Sunday he declined Mecklenburg Ministries request that he formally invite Bates-Congdon to again help plan the service because in no way would we give the impression that the Catholic Church approves of same-sex marital covenants.
That view clashed with the mission statement at Mecklenburg Ministries, which has nearly 100 member congregations of various faiths. So it moved the event.
At the heart of our core values is honoring the dignity of all people and not excluding anyone, said the Rev. Christy Snow, who chairs the committee planning the interfaith service.
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How about for the next interfaith dialog, make a rule. No pro-sodomy outfits.
The Catholics were right to object..
Apparently these “çhristians” all ripped out of their bibles the section on
sodom and gomorrah.
Putting the homosexual aspect of the story, why would any Christian want to participate in any “interfaith” service? There is almost no discernment these days.
OH you did not know ,that is the big thing nowdays, It shows brotherly Love.Noooo lines anymore. very sad times we live in.
Indeed. Jesus said something very different:
Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6
The following is a message we received from the Lord...
Discern, Discern, Discern. So much is impinging on your mind and on your heart. You must discern what is truth and what is not. What is from Me, what is not. Much of what you have been taught through the years is good. Build on it.
Discern what My Word says versus mans interpretation of My Word. I have given you discernment. I have given you wisdom. Always exercise both.
Stay close to Me. Know Me. You know My voice. Change is happening, Be ready. Be at peace.
The reactions of the Sodomites in the comments proves beyond any doubt that they were lying when they said that no one would try to meddle with the operations of churches regarding marriage or beliefs about the sinfulness of homosexuality. They would have us all in gulags if they could.
Doesn't it say somewhere, "be not unequally yoked with unbelievers."? I think this mean much more than just marriage.