Two lesbian preachers, Pastor Twanna Gause and her partner, Pastor Vanessa Brown have solidified their union in the New Vision Full Gospel Baptist Church in East Orange, N.J.
They were led by Bishops Levi Richards and Eugene Gathers, both of the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries
“She’s our spiritual daughter,” Bishop Richards said.
Both men walked Ms. Gause down the aisle, a role she had initially hoped would be accepted by her father, the Rev. Sam Gause Sr., a Pentecostal minister who lives in Atlanta.
In any case, Mr. Gause, refering to “contrasts in religious convictions,” declined his little girl’s welcome.
“My dad would not come here in light of the fact that he doesn’t put stock in same-sex marriage,” Ms. Gause said. “He disclosed to me the fiend deceived me into this, and that in the event that we had been hitched in scriptural circumstances, we would have been stoned to death.”
At the point when reached by the New York Times, he said
“Twanna exceptionally surely understands I’m not for that sort of way of life,” he said by telephone in a quiet and stern tone a few days after the wedding.
“I trust that God needed us to reproduce through a characteristic procedure, and in no way, shape or form am I glad about this since it is unnatural,” he said. “I take a gander at homosexuality as a mental issue. In the event that I begin to disclose to you that I am an elephant, and begin to carry on as an elephant, that is my decision, I turn into an elephant. In any case, you would likely call a mental foundation.”
Mr. Gause, since quite a while ago associated with the Center of Hope Church of God in Christ in Riverdale, Ga., said he had no prompt intends to contact his daughter.He was additionally disillusioned her mother,his ex went to the wedding
“I will converse with her sooner or later, I assume, in the event that she calls me, yet I won’t start the call,” he said. “I do have a few words for her that she needs to hear. I’m not going to denounce her or judge her since I don’t have that expert, however judgment has just been built up by God.”
At the point when gotten some information about Mr. Gause’s nonattendance at the wedding gathering, an exquisite undertaking at il Tulipano in Cedar Grove, N.J., Bishop Richards said basically: “God has a method for respecting us when others won’t.”
Mary Ellen Brown, did not mince words when discussing her ex’s refusal to go to.
“He has no privilege to judge them,” she said. “I attempted to inspire him to come here this evening however it was a losing fight. He asked me for what valid reason I would considerably try showing up, and I said to him, ‘All you have to recall is that Twanna is my girl, and I adore her, and I have her back regardless of what she does, and that is the reason I’ll be there.'”