Discover information and stories about Metropolitan Community Churches from 2000 – 2009 by clicking on one of the items below:
México (2002) – Mexico…is getting ready for the fifth visit of Pope John Paul II….But not everybody feels included in the celebration….At the Metropolitan Community Church in Mexico City, a small community wants to include the outcasts from conventional Christianity.
Brasilia, Brazil (2004) — A delegation of leaders from the predominantly gay Metropolitan Community Churches met on May 5 with The Honorable Nilmario Miranda, Brazilian Minister for Human Rights and a member of the Brazilian President’s Cabinet.
Massachusetts, U.S. (2004) – Holding hands, the Reverend Nancy Wilson [Metropolitan Community Churches] and Paula Schoenwether stood outside a courthouse in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday to tell reporters that the time has come for gays and lesbians to receive full and equal rights, including the right to have their marriages recognized throughout the country.
Pretoria, South Africa (2006) – Janine Pressman with the Glorious Light Metropolitan Community Churches in Pretoria on Friday became the first pastor allowed to perform marriages under the act.
Texas, U.S. (2007) – In August 2007, a fundamentalist mega-church in Texas refused to conduct funeral services when it found out the deceased man was gay. Rev. Lea Brown, the openly lesbian pastor of Wichita Falls Metropolitan Community Church (Texas) and a veteran of the U.S. Army, has a few thoughts about that.
California, U.S. (2008) – “Little noted in the history behind the California Supreme Court decision that gives the “right to marry” to same-sex couples are the bold steps taken over four decades by [MCC Founder] Troy Perry….”
|Nigeria: Enough Hatred in the Name of God||OutRight Action International||Capetown (South Africa)|
|Testifiying Before Congress in Support of Domestic Partnership Benefits & Obligations Act of 2009||YouTube||U.S.|
|Unser Gott liebt auch Schwule||Hamburger Morgenpost||St. Georg (Deutschland)|
|Seventy couples take pride in mass gay wedding||Independent||Manchester (England)|
|Domingo a la tarde, momento de misa (Sunday afternoon, mass time)||Pagina 12||Buenos Aires (Argentina)|