Use the name of the denomination you are looking for. She took the name Carol Stone and was allowed to continue her ministry as a female priest. Archived from the original on 3 June Archived from the original on Christianity and sexual orientation Christianity and homosexuality Christianity and transgender people. Part of a series on Christianity and LGBT topics Christianity and sexual orientation Christianity and homosexuality Christianity and transgender people History of Christianity and homosexuality. Although the place of homosexual persons in the life of the church was not one of the causes of these churches' separation from the Anglican Communion, all of them are strongly opposed to both the ordination of gay clergy and to church-approved matrimonial rites for LGBT persons.
There are no available statistics on how many UCC congregations solemnize same-sex relationships, but there are documented cases where this happens  and documented cases where congregations have taken stands against marriage between same-gender couples.
Blessing of same-sex unions in Christian churches
However, inthe United Methodist Church Judicial Council ruled that openly transgender pastor Drew Phoenix could keep his position. Natural law Catholic ethics Personalism Social teaching Philosophers. In the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada voted to study a proposal to bless only those marriages that have been civilly registered, even where marriage is reserved to heterosexual couples, abrogating the role of clergy as delegates of the provincial registrar altogether. The edifying of the body of Christ - teaching the Bible in such a way that Christians understand it and desire to obey God, Nehemiah 8: Rather than issuing a specific rite, Bishop Chapman authorized an existing rite already in use for the blessing of civil marriages between opposite-sex couples.
Catholic teaching on homosexuality. Its not a healthy way to live. How to find a Bible believing gay affirming church in your area. Views Read Edit View history. In the United Kingdom, the Church of England has permitted transgender priests to serve since The existence of gay bishops is a matter of historical record. In the Auckland diocesethere are congregations that may offer a "relationship blessing" for two partners.