The leaders of the Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island Conferences of the United Church of Christ today issued the following statement:
“This is the day God has made!”
As leaders of the United Church of Christ in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island we celebrate today’s Supreme Court decision that states may no longer ban same gender marriage. The UCC has long advocated for marriage equality. Today, our position has been affirmed by this historic Court ruling.
In learning of the decision, the Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer, the United Church of Christ’s General Minister and President elect, stated “Supreme Court allows justice to come. Marriage equality now the order of the day!”
As people of faith, together with the leadership of our denomination, we declare that “Love wins!”
The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, Conference Minister and President, Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ.
The Rev. Kent Siladi, Conference Minister, Connecticut Conference United Church of Christ.
The Rev. Barbary Libby, Conference Minister, Rhode Island Conference United Church of Christ.
Jim Antal is a denominational leader, activist and public theologian. He led the 360 churches of the Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ from 2006 to his retirement in 2018. An environmental activist from the first Earth Day in 1970, ...