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.
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.
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….”
Florida – Southern Bell refused to accept a paid advertisement from the Metropolitan Community Church, which wanted to describe itself in the yellow pages as “serving the spiritual needs of the homosexual community.”
Florida – The day after Ramos appeared on a talk show and openly spoke about his homosexuality, he was found dead….a gay man who appeared on the same talk show with Ramos found his car fire-bombed the following day and the home of the pastor of Miami’s Metropolitan Community Church (a gay group) was set on fire.