Resources for Christian Services of Lesbian and Gay Marriage

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Know the laws in your state that protect LBGT people and people living with HIV.
Compiled by The Reverend Daniel E. Smith, West Hollywood Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA

"We have blessed fields when crops were planted, houses when newly occupied, pets in honor of Saint Francis, and even the hounds at a Virginia fox hunt. We have blessed MX missiles called 'Peacemakers' and warships whose sole purpose was to kill and destroy, calling them, in at least one instance, Corpus Christi -- the body of Christ. Why would it occur to us to withhold our blessing from a human relationship that produces a more complete person in each of the partners, because of their life together?"

--Bishop John Selby Spong, from: Living In Sin: A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality, New York, Harper and Row, 1988, pp. 200-201.

New Testament Scriptures
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New Testament Scriptures
All Scripture Texts are inclusive in gender language for God and the human community and for social justice and peacemaking images. Based on The Revised Standard Version, National Council of Churches.

from The first Epistle of John, chapter 4

1st Corinthians 13: 1-13
[Paul teaches the Corinthians that love is the greatest gift.]
Translation: An Inclusive-Language Lectionary, Reading for Year C, p. 59, c, 1985 National Council of Churches, USA.

Colossians 3: 11-17

(The Gospel of) John 15: 12-13

Galatians 3: 28

Galatians 5: 22

Mark 2: 23-6 - 3: 6

Acts 10: 9-16
[Peter receives a vision at Joppa concerning what is clean and unclean.]

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