Another reason I love my church:
Chris Ayers, Malu Fairley, Ladale Benson, and Gil Wilson have joined a lawsuit against North Carolina which seeks religious freedom for clergy wanting to perform marriage ceremonies for sexual and gender minorities. Under current North Carolina law (since the passing of amendment one), it is illegal to officiate at a marriage service at which no legal license can be issued.
Here is a link to an earlier Huffington Post article describing the lawsuit.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/28/north-carolina-gay-marriage_n_5228849.html
Wedgewood is aligned with the United Church of Christ, which is the first denomination to sue for marriage equality.http://www.ucc.org/
Wedgewoodians are joining the lawsuit through the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, a group of American Baptist Churches which works for LGBT equality.http://www.awab.org/
Wedgewood is a part of the Alliance of Baptists, whose board has voted to be plaintiffs in the lawsuit. http://allianceofbaptists.org/