From RELIGION NEWS SERVICE:
In an unprecedented act of defiance, a California branch of the Presbyterian Church (USA) refused a ruling from a church court to rebuke a pastor who wed same-sex couples. The Napa-based Presbytery of the Redwoods voted 74-18 on Tuesday (May 15) to instead praise the Rev. Janie Spahr, who wed 16 same-sex couples when gay marriage was legal in California in 2008.
“The 38-year ministry of the Rev. Dr. Jane Adams Spahr has been faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to her calling,” the presbytery said.
“I was stunned by the kindness and the love,” Spahr said Thursday. “I’m so grateful to the presbytery.”
And so are we. In fact we are so over the top grateful for their stand against bigotry and for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that we are making them OCICBW...'s
BRICKS OF THE DAY
Janie's also a brick, of course, but everyone's known that for years.
Thanks to Paul(A) for sending this story in to me.