United Methodist Church
Bishop Martin McLee, who announced the decision, called on church officials to stop prosecuting other pastors for marrying same-sex couples. McLee leads the church’s New York district.
A spokeswoman for the Rev. Thomas Ogletree says he’ll be tried March 10 in Connecticut for violating the prohibition against officiating at gay weddings. Some clergy complained after his son’s wedding announcement appeared in The New York Times.
Police were able to use another larger crane to pull the men back to safety in what was described as an “incredibly daring and dangerous rescue.”
Christmas services are taking place all over the region. For Christians, the true meaning Christmas isn’t about the gifts, but for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.