Priest/Mayor reflects French divide over gay marriage

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Elie Geffray straddles both sides of a bitter divide over gay marriage in France. As a retired Roman Catholic priest who still conducts the occasional Mass, he will bow to a church that adamantly opposes same-sex unions. RNS photo

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EREAC, France (RNS) Elie Geffray straddles both sides of a bitter French divide over gay marriage. As a retired Catholic priest, he will bow to a church that adamantly opposes same-sex unions. But as a small village mayor, he's also willing to marry gay couples in civil ceremonies.

  • Victor

    This story reminds me of another story that someone once told me which goes something like this.
    A couple of unidentifying persons rushed into a church just of Christian followers and with weapons drawn and long story short, they told those who were not prepared to die for Christ could leave and the rest should stay.

    Longer story short, there was about 7% of Christians left in the church and then a voice was heard from above saying in so many words, Go ahead and start preaching and then both left without hurting any “ONE”.

    Not everyone who say LORD, LORD are truly faithful.

    Peace

  • Billysees

    Neat story.
    Never heard that before.
    What a test of faith…..wow.

  • Bruce Sikkema

    I do try to be a good Christian, but I suppose that if I were angry enough, or drunk enough, I could be persuaded to give them what they ask for.

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