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No communion for couple who spoke out against gay marriage ban

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Mar. 12, 2007

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A lesbian couple in Gillette have been told they can't receive communion at the church they've attended since 1998, in part because they publicly opposed a bill that would have barred Wyoming from recognizing gay marriages.

Leah Vader and Lynne Huskinson have attended Saint Matthew's Catholic Church since 1998, and were married two years ago in Canada. Earlier this year, when the Legislature considered a bill that would have barred Wyoming from recognizing such marriages, the two said the bill amounted to discrimination.

Last week, they got a letter from the Reverend Cliff Jacobson of Saint Matthew's, telling them they can no longer receive communion, in part because of their public position.

Jacobson says the church reaches out to homosexuals, but that it must do so within its own moral structure. He says the Cheyenne Diocese played a role in the decision to bar the women from receiving communion.

Vader says it's an act of discrimination. And she says it's particularly hard coming just before Lent and Easter.

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I hope they fight this until the tax-exemtion is taken away from that damned church!

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I hope they fight this until the tax-exemtion is taken away from that damned church!


That tax thing is the real bitter wine to me too.

I grew up in the Methodist church and they had those little thimble things that barely had a drop in them. I think that is why I joined the Episcopalians in my early twenties. A little sturdier brew.  On the other hand I think I joined the Episcopalians because I was looking over the congregation. They looked like a better class of people guys. Posted Image

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For some reason, I've always found the word "Episcopalian" to be funny as hell!  :snork_lach:


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