Marriage amendment not right, leaders say

From three mainline denominations
Leaders from three mainline Protestant churches deeply divided over homosexuality have opposed a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, telling Congress that it would force all churches to accept only one definition of marriage. The Washington offices of the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America joined 23 other religious bodies in a letter to lawmakers that said an amendment would restrict a church’s ability to bless gay unions if it chose to do so.


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