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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.

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  • sglionna
    6 July 2014 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    "…despite the disapproval of most of their fellow Baptists" In Your Face you prejudicial, homophobic congregation….we don't care about Gods law we are going to do what is politically correct!….Hmmmm maybe it's time to find an independent church that bases it's beliefs on the Bible and has the ca-hones to stand on principle even when it's not politically correct.

    • Anonymous
      10 July 2014 at 2:58 am - Reply

      yes for sure and as the Word of God says what you sow you reap, sow to the wind reap a whirlwind, God does not condone evil and wickedness, as paul wrote, shall we sin that grace may abound, the day of grace does not last forever.

  • Dianne Skinkis
    6 July 2014 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Bringing the sinfull world into the church! False prophets will have there place in the lake of fire!

  • Marla Lamb
    6 July 2014 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Amen!!!!!

  • Crystal Walker
    6 July 2014 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Woe to you who call evil good and good evil.

  • Ken Hall
    6 July 2014 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    That's not a Baptist Church. If a man calls himself an elephant, does that make him an elephant?

  • Patrick Riggs
    6 July 2014 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    That's fine, they can leave the church

  • Becky
    6 July 2014 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    You need only look at which side is spewing hateful words to understand who is truly on the right side of history and has the correct set of morals. hint: it is not those who are hate for Jesus

    • David
      7 July 2014 at 4:27 pm - Reply

      Psalms 5:3-5 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

  • dalit
    7 July 2014 at 3:09 am - Reply

    don't stand with/next to them. the earth might open up & swallow them up.

  • Anonymous
    7 July 2014 at 7:58 am - Reply

    The CBF (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship) does not uphold traditional Biblical values and had to split off of the SBC because they do not believe the Scripture to be inerrant and the final authority on all matters of faith. They are very liberal. They have gone the way of the PCUSA, UCC, ELCA, Anglican, , and Episcopalians. Political Correctness and humanism is their gospel with a religious façade. Most people do not know these things because they do not traffic in them. But headlines become their basis for judging all Christians and the MSM loves to headline stories like this.

  • Bob
    7 July 2014 at 9:57 am - Reply

    This shows us how far some have walked away from the truth. Paul admonished the Corinthians for allowing those in sexual sin to stay in there midst. There is no better place for those struggling with sin to be than in church. That is only true however if that church teaches truth. Telling people that the scriptures teach that certain behaviors are sinful according to the bible is mistaken as hate. What could be more loving than warning someone that God does not reward those behaviors, or letting them run headlong into eternity to face Judgement. That pastor will have allot of explaining to do when he passes to the other side.

  • John D Estep
    7 July 2014 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    one question. who is going to protect our country 50 years from now . they wont be anyone if this keeps going on. this is just one way to weaken our country. no men no u.s.a . WAKE UP PEOPLE .. BE FRUITFULL AND MULTIPLY…

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