Sunday, February 12, 2006
The decision by the United Church of Christ in July to endorse same-sex marriages has created a split among members of the denomination. Estimates of churches that have voted to leave the denomination since July range from 49 to 77. The UCC has a tradition of support for gays and lesbians. In 1972 it became the first major Christian church to ordain an openly gay minister. Source: John Seewer, AP, The Beacon Journal, ohio.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited February 12, 2006, reo).