Melvin G. Talbert

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Bishop Melvin G. Talbert

Complaint filed against retired Methodist bishop for presiding over gay wedding

Friday, March 14, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A retired United Methodist bishop who performed a wedding ceremony for two Alabama men after they were refused permission to marry in the church now faces formal complaints over the ceremony. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APFormer United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer was defrocked by church officials after he officiated his gay son's wedding in Massachusetts.

Methodists in crisis over same-sex marriage, church law

Sunday, February 9, 2014
NEW YORK — The dispute among United Methodists over recognition of same-sex couples has lapsed into a doctrinal donnybrook, pitting clergy who are presiding at gay weddings in defiance of church law against proponents of traditional marriage who are trying to stop them. [ Read more → ]
Bishop Melvin G. Talbert

Methodist bishops plan complaint over retired bishop officiating gay wedding

Friday, November 15, 2013
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. -- The United Methodist Council of Bishops on Friday said it plans to file a complaint against a retired bishop who performed a wedding for two gay men in Alabama. [ Read more → ]
Joe Openshaw (right) and Bobby Prince

Methodist bishop performs gay wedding in Ala. despite church opposition

Saturday, October 26, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A retired United Methodist bishop performed a wedding for two gay men Saturday in Alabama despite opposition from other church leaders. [ Read more → ]
Bishop Melvin G. Talbert

Retired Methodist bishop to officiate gay wedding in Ala. despite objections

Monday, October 14, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A retired United Methodist bishop from Tennessee said Monday that he will perform a wedding service for two men in Alabama despite opposition from the presiding bishop, who says the ceremony will violate church law. [ Read more → ]
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