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FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012  |  4 comments
Church that stood up for gay rights faces closure
On June 1, the church will likely default on a high-interest loan and lose its building, unless it can come up with $175,000 to buy the loan out.

As of Wednesday (May 16), Grace Community was about $170,000 short, but its plight has gained considerable attention within and without the UCC, thanks to one of several reasons the predominantly African-American church may lose its home.

In 2005, White, took a stand at the UCC’s General Synod in opposition to many of his congregants and backed support for same-sex marriage. His side won the day at the conference, with about 80 percent of the vote, but White came home to a congregation divided over his belief that gay couples deserve the UCC’s blessing. Immediately, he began to watch its numbers dwindle. ...


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OP | wisconsin  Find all comments by OP
To the commentator Jodi--I agree with you 100 percent. Well written!!
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News Item5/18/12 2:36 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Hmm, "Good things happen to bad people?" Let's hope this so-called church ends up in the dumpster.

[URL=http://www.albertmohler.com/2006/06/12/a-new-exodus-americans-are-exiting-liberal-churches-2/]]]A New Exodus? Americans are Exiting Liberal Churches[/URL]

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Loite  Find all comments by Loite
"The congregation, founded in 1990 in a relatively poor African-American neighborhood, grew smaller and poorer, and two years later took out a high-interest $150,000 loan, which now has an even higher interest rate of 23 percent."

Perhaps mammon is not on Obama's 'gay' side either??

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jodi | surrey bc canada  Contact via emailFind all comments by jodi
You side with something God is against and hates he will not take it lightly. Calling evil good and what's next calling good evil? Well its no surprise the congregation split. And God will bless those who took a stand saying that its wrong.
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