October 15 2013
Dear Bishop Webb
As members of Tabernacle United Methodist Church, we support Steve Heiss’ decision to be open and honest that he performs marriage ceremonies for gays and lesbians.
As you know, Steve came to this decision based on his long and thorough reflection, research and bible study. If our church is to have the mission “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”, surely we must provide support and love to all who come to the church.
We urge you to support Steve (and many other pastors) who have made the decision to treat all people equal, regardless of their sexual orientation. Christ’s message tells us to love one and other and treat everyone the same. Surely the Methodist Church should do no less.
Margaret and Dick Culver