Bil Browning

Pastor: Tried for Marrying His Own Son

Filed By Bil Browning | May 06, 2013 10:45 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Dorothee Benz, marriage equality, Methodists, Rev Tom Ogletree, same-sex marriage

"That Tom Ogletree... could be brought up on charges for officiating at his own son's wedding shows just how far off course the United Methodist Church has gone from any effort to live up to its slogan 'open hearts, open minds, open doors,' to say nothing of following Jesus's commandment to 'love your neighbor as yourself'."

-- Methodists in New Directions chair Dr. Dorothee Benz responding to news that Reverend Ogletree will be tried within the church for officiating at his own son's same-sex wedding in New York. The Methodist church does not support marriage equality.

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