Earl C. Johnson took five minutes on Sunday April 30 to give congregants 10 reasons to vote against the measure. It was his only concerted effort to wade into a subject considered taboo in most African-American churches: homosexuality. Not wanting to risk his job as senior pastor of Martin Street Baptist Church, or upset his many older congregants, Johnson figured the best approach was to stick to the facts. The state already forbids gay marriage, he told church members. The state's top Democrats, including the governor, oppose the measure.
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Many of the largest U. At the same time, in the past two decades, several other religious groups also have moved to allow same-sex couples to marry within their traditions. Another mainline Protestant denomination, the Presbyterian Church U. Among the four largest mainline Protestant churches , the same-sex marriage debate has not been simple.
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Gay marriage effort shows preachers' waning influence. Last Thursday, in a small meeting room on the second floor of the Madison Hotel, a few dozen leaders of the local gay community gathered to kick off this year's Capital Pride weekend. Council; its chairman, Vincent C.
Harry R. Jackson Jr. He is also a social conservative activist and commentator. Jackson is the founder and chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, which is composed of ministers who actively promote socially conservative causes. Jackson was raised in Cincinnati , Ohio.