Chuck Currie is going to be tickling the keyboard as lead blogger.
This walk-it-like-you-talk-it group of Christians is giving the Unitarians a run for the most-liberal title. (By the bye, the churches do education projects and others together already.) They list 1.3 million members in over 6,000 congregations. It is very refreshing here to see self-identified Christians who actually practice Jesus' teachings of love, tolerance and social action.
They have a long and impressive list of resolutions (their to-do list for the year). You can check out their marriage equality one here. (It's a PDF.)
In Atlanta on Tuesday, speaking at Emory University, the church's head, the Rev. John H. Thomas endorsed same-sex marriage. He wants the Synod to vote to "affirm the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender persons" to have marriages "equal in name, privileges and responsibilities to married heterosexual couples.
"I believe our local churches, as they are able, should move toward the development of marriage equality policies."
Damned Christian of him, as the expression goes.
For the call for Rev. Thomas' resignation, see Yuck within UCC.
For civil-rights leaders on the marriage equality resolution, see Show some `nads.
The vote on the resolution is here,