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Seeing a Liturgical Loophole, Minister Defies Ban

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  • U.M. Cornet
    CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE An article in the New York Times about the Reverend Greg Dell and Broadway UMC and related archives in CALLED OUT and on
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 2, 2001
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      CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE

      An article in the New York Times about the Reverend Greg Dell and Broadway
      UMC and related archives in CALLED OUT and on CORNET's web site.

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      January 2, 2001
      Seeing a Liturgical Loophole, Minister Defies a Ban on Same-Sex Unions
      By THE NEW YORK TIMES
      http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/02/national/02DELL.html?pagewanted=all
      <SNIP>
      The new policy, introduced by the Broadway church in September, is the
      latest in a series of alternative actions taken by Mr. Dell and other
      ministers across the country in an effort to allow same-sex unions within
      the confines of the United Methodist Church, the nation's second-largest
      Protestant denomination after the Southern Baptist Convention.
      <MORE>

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      More on Greg Dell and Broadway UMC

      Broadway UMC in Chicago has adopted a Policy Regarding Legal Weddings and
      Holy Unions
      http://www.egroups.com/message/UMCalledOut/896
      (this is the church's statement itself)


      CHURCH, METHODISTS MAY PART WAYS OVER GAY UNIONS
      http://www.egroups.com/message/UMCalledOut/994
      (A Chicago Tribune story and links to more CALLED OUT info on Greg Dell)
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      Also of Interest
      The Covenant Service of Linda E. Enger and Eleanora N. Piombino

      http://www.umaffirm.org/cornews/lepics.html
      On Friday, August 27, 1999, Linda E. Enger and Eleanora N. Piombino of
      Houston celebrated their love and commitment at a covenant service that took
      place on the street in front of Bering Memorial United Methodist Church in
      Houston, TX.

      The worship service of blessing was not held in the church building because
      of denomination's statement that "homosexual unions" shall not be conducted
      in its churches.

      When the founder of Methodism, John Wesley, was forbidden to use the pulpits
      of Anglican churches, he took to the streets, fields, and church yards in
      Great Britain and boldly preached the Gospel. Likewise, Enger and Piombino,
      forbidden to use the sanctuary of their church, took to the streets to
      celebrate their longstanding committed relationship of 25 years to each
      other. [The service was held in the street in front of the church.]

      <MORE-- this is a photo essay by CORNET)


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