Churches Holding Same-Sex Weddings See Increased Attendance..

“We have seen people join and become active in several local congregations as a direct result of our welcoming stance on same sex marriage.” A study taken at the University of Leeds and York found churches that provide same-sex weddings have seen an increase in their attendance. Academics found that churches who are able to provide the service are a “positive ‘brand’ for a place of worship,” and that same-sex ceremonies “can provide a vehicle for articulating the broader values of the place of worship to a wide audience.” The report also suggested churches can benefit from being associated with same-sex ceremonies and being known as a “gay church”. “As one Unitarian church reported, the commitment to same-sex marriage ‘gives us something distinctive to promote’,” the paper said…

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