Recently Read: AP picks up on Bishop Talbert announcement

Bishop Melvin TablertThe Associated Press (AP) has picked up on Bishop Melvin Talbert’s announcement that he will be performing a same-sex wedding at the end of the month, and the subsequent statements by North Alabama Conference Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett asking Bishop Talbert to not take this action:

Retired since 2000, Talbert is still active in the United Methodist Church and said he would be subject to the same disciplinary action as active ministers or bishops should someone file complaint over his involvement in a gay wedding.

“I fully expect it to happen,” said Talbert, of Nashville. “I’m still a bishop and I’m no less accountable than those who are active.”

via The Nashville Ledger.

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UPDATE: The AP story refers to a column on in reporting the story. You can find that column by John Arichibald at

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Rhonda Canale

Compare it to the Civil Rights movement. Twenty years from now they will say what were they thinking or not thinking.

Reagin Brown
Reagin Brown

Correction: Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett is Bishop of the North Alabama Conference

Jay Voorhees, Exec.

Reagin, you are absolutely correct and we had a mental hiccup when we wrote the story. We have subsequently updated to correct where she is from. Sorry for our lapse.

Reagin and Sally Bro
Reagin and Sally Bro

Jay thanks for your good work. After I posted the correction, I recalled the times my blood pressures has risen because someone returned a newsletter or bulletin with a mistake circled in red. This minor mistake is overshadowed by your hard work to help us stay informed. Keep up the good work!!!

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