Good news calls for accountability following same-sex union

October 31, 2013

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (UMNS)--Calling retired Bishop Melvin Talbert’s officiating of a same-sex wedding Oct. 26 “an egregious act of defiance” of United Methodist law, the Good News group has urged the church’s Council of Bishops to hold Talbert accountable. Good News is an unofficial United Methodist group that advocates maintaining the denomination’s current definition of marriage as between a man and a woman. The organization issued a statement Oct. 28 calling on the Council of Bishops to hold Talbert accountable for performing a ceremony uniting two men, Joe Openshaw and Bobby Prince, in Birmingham, Ala.
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