Two Bishops Differ on Same-Sex Union

October 03, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS)--Retired Bishop Melvin Talbert has announced he will officiate at a wedding for two men on Oct. 26 in Birmingham, Ala. Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett, episcopal leader for the North Alabama Annual (regional) Conference issued a statement Monday asking Talbert not to officiate at the wedding. “I told her respectfully I could not agree to her request,” he said.
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