By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (Worthy News)– A Baptist congregation in Louisville, Kentucky intends to hold a gay wedding despite the disapproval of most of their fellow Baptists, according to The Christian Post.
Joseph Phelps, pastor at Highland Baptist, said the couple has been members of his congregation for more than five years.
"Our deacons concluded that conscience would not allow us to welcome gay and lesbian members as full members of our congregation … without also granting them both the responsibilities and rights of all our other members," he said.
News of the wedding at Highland Baptist coincided with the ruling by a U.S. District Court declaring Kentucky's state marriage amendment unconstitutional because it violated the Fourteenth Amendment.
Highland Baptist is affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship, neither of which have an official position on gay marriage.