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    Washington National Cathedral to wed same-sex couples

    Washington National Cathedral to wed same-sex couples - CNN.com <-- clickity

    (CNN) -- When laws went into effect in three states for same-sex couples to marry, many were quick to line up at their city halls to exchange vows. Now they may do so in one of the nation's most prominent churches -- the Washington National Cathedral.
    "another historic step toward greater equality."
    To wed at the National Cathedral, one member of the couple must be baptized into the Church, and both must commit to a Christian marriage of "lifelong faithfulness, love, forbearance and mutual comfort."
    Makes perfect sense to me.

    Churches being less discriminating is certainly one way to try to get more people back into the pews.

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    Re: Washington National Cathedral to wed same-sex couples

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    Makes perfect sense to me.

    Churches being less discriminating is certainly one way to try to get more people back into the pews.
    I have no problem with it. As long as something isn't hurting my own Constitutional rights, then it is Constitutionally protected. And gay marriage doesn't violate my Constitutional rights in any way, shape, or form.
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    Re: Washington National Cathedral to wed same-sex couples

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
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    Makes perfect sense to me.

    Churches being less discriminating is certainly one way to try to get more people back into the pews.
    The building is absolutely beautiful. This is a very cool thing.
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    National Cathedral to perform same-sex weddings

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington National Cathedral, where the nation gathers to mourn tragedies and celebrate new presidents, will soon begin performing same-sex marriages.
    Cathedral officials tell The Associated Press the church will be among the first Episcopal congregations to implement a new rite of marriage for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members. The church will announce its new policy Wednesday.
    As the nation's most prominent church, the decision carries huge symbolism. The 106-year-old cathedral has long been a spiritual center for the nation, hosting presidential inaugural services and funerals for Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. It draws hundreds of thousands of visitors.
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    Its nice that with america finally catching up to equal rights on this topic that some churches are also doing the same. This is by no means the first church to accept the equal rights of gay marriage but a significant one IMO.

    They have a right to discriminate and I support that right by the church because religion is a totally separate issue. I think it shows promise to the future and its awesome that some churches and religions do this even though they most certainly arent required to and by all means do not have too!
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    So ****ing awesome!!
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    Re: National Cathedral to perform same-sex weddings

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    Re: National Cathedral to perform same-sex weddings

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    Damn, missed that, my bad


    Still awesome news though
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    Re: National Cathedral to perform same-sex weddings

    In no way, shape, or form do I think churches should be forced to perform gay marriages, but when they volunteer to do it, I think it's quite wonderful.

    Especially a place as beautiful as the National Cathedral.

    Bravo!!!

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    Re: National Cathedral to perform same-sex weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    In no way, shape, or form do I think churches should be forced to perform gay marriages, but when they volunteer to do it, I think it's quite wonderful.

    Especially a place as beautiful as the National Cathedral.

    Bravo!!!
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