Winston-Salem, NC -- People from 12 area churches came together to support the congregation at Green Street United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, Sunday. The church has come under fire for its stance on same sex marriage.
In March, Green Street members asked church elders to stop performing all marriages in the sanctuary until they could perform same-sex marriages as well as heterosexual marriages.
The church is still standing by its request, but they are not standing alone. An estimated 100 plus people gathered on the steps at Green Street Sunday to show their support.
Larry Boles, the president of the Adam Foundation, was there and had this to say:
"They have made a very bold step in their belief: that love is for everyone, and I felt it was very important that I be here to support them in their stance."
Sunday's show of support was in direct contrast to weeks of what the church said has been progressively more hostile protests.
The church's pastor has asked members not to engage the protestors, though, but to be disciplined about their commitment to live in love.