Friday, June 25, 2010
DC Woman Sues Church for Tithes Payed...
DC resident, Yvonne Moore sued Covenant Baptist Church over its support of gay marriage, Soledad O'Brien reported. Moore, a member of Covenant Baptist for 37 years, sued for her weekly tithes of nearly $250,000 after Pastors Dennis and Christine Wiley performed a gay commitment ceremony in 2007. “I don’t believe in that, I’m a southern Baptist,” Moore told O’Brien. “The bible speaks against that. You cannot take that in the church.”
Moore was not the only member displeased with the union. According to CNN, the historically black church lost half of its congregation following its active support of marriage equality. The church’s pastors consider the struggle gay rights an extension of the black civil rights movement.
“I don’t think we as a people have a lock on civil rights,” Pastor Dennis Wiley said.
Moore has since dropped her lawsuit, but has not returned to the congregation.
Source: 365 gay.com
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