Black History Month is a time for honoring and celebrating the achievements of African Americans and their institutions, including the Black Church. In 2000, Union United Methodist Church (UUMC) in Boston adopted a unanimous resolution to enthusiastically welcome LGBT worshippers.
Foundry United Methodist Church has joined a growing grassroots movement within the United Methodist church to change the Book of Discipline , the denominational book of policies, that includes a statement prohibiting churches and clergy from performing marriage ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples.
The General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. is scheduled Friday to consider whether out lesbian Rev. Jane Spahr violated ecclesiastical law when she performed marriages for same-sex couples in California.