Sid will represent Trinity in Birmingham this Saturday in support of the risk-taking clergy, Bishop Melvin Talbert and Rev. Kevin Higgs, who will officiate the marriage of Bobby Prince and Joe Openshaw.
Bishop Talbert will officiate at this wedding even though the Executive Committee of the United Methodist Council of Bishops has urged him to refrain.
Sid and many others from around the United States will be present at the ceremony in a show of support of Bishop Talbert’s actions.
We will miss Sid on Sunday, but we’ll get to enjoy hearing Krista Gregory.
Statement from the Council of Bishops Executive Committee: http://unitedmethodistreporter.com/2013/10/23/council-bishops-executive-committee-urges-talbert-refrain-sex-wedding/
Response from Bobby Prince and Joe Openshaw: http://unitedmethodistreporter.com/2013/10/23/birmingham-couple-responds-council-bishops-statement/