Rev. Dr. Thomas Shepherd
Marriage Equality, or None at All?
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The ministry team of Charles and Christine Perry have announced a radical new policy about rites of matrimony at their church, Unity of Birmingham, Alabama: Until the state in which they minister allows marriage equality for all its citizens, the Perrys will perform no further weddings in that state, whether the couple is straight or LGBT. They will be glad to travel to a nearby state like Illinois, which recognizes marriage equality, and officiate at weddings for heterosexual or LGBT couples. Dr. Tom's guests include Rev. Charles and Rev. Christine, plus Rev. Dr. Bennett Guess, an official of the United Church of Christ, who also works with LGBT issues. This show is a must for everyone who wants to grapple with the complex, deeply important ethical issues behind the movement in American culture toward marriage equality.