Bishop will perfom marriage ceremony for two Alabama men, defying church law

Retired Tennessee Bishop Melvin Talbert will perform a wedding service for Joe Openshaw and Bobby Prince, defying te acting bishop.                                               

Bishop Melvin Talbert, who has been active in efforts to eliminate barriers to gay marriage from United Methodist doctrine, said it will be an honor to officiate at the ceremony later this month in metro Birmingham for Joe Openshaw and Bobby Prince. Talbert said he was contacted by the longtime partners after they learned they could not be married in the area church where they are active members.                                                                                                                has the full story

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