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a sacramental and liturgical church dedicated to living the Gospel of Christ. The Parish Church of St. Jerome was founded in 1995 to ensure that ALL PEOPLE, regardless of gender, marital status, disability, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or age, were embraced and affirmed as full members of Christ's Church.

 We invite you to join us every Sunday morning at 11:00 AM

for our worship service and Holy Eucharist.


- October 6, 2014 -

Supreme Court Rejected Appeals to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases

“This is a remarkable day for loving, committed, couples in Oklahoma who wanted the legal right to marry their same-sex partners”

 

At St. Jerome's we celebrate this wonderful outcome. We've issued press releases (see below or the news section of the website) and in case you missed it. Fr. Dewayne Messenger's interview on Channel 8.

 

http://www.ktul.com/Clip/10661448/gay-marriage-now-legal-in-oklahoma

 

Second Interview - This one from KRMG in Tulsa

http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/tulsa-church-welcomes-same-sex-couples-who-want-ma/nhdTW/

 

 

 


 

October 6, 2014



NEWS RELEASE

 



SUBJECT: Supreme Court Rejected Appeals to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases


FROM: The Parish Church of St. Jerome – Tulsa


CONTACT: Father Dewayne Messenger – (918) 671-6181



(Tulsa, Oklahoma) – After today's events at the nation's highest court in the gay marriage debate, a Tulsa church is welcoming the decision -- and welcoming gay couples to consider marriage at the church.

Father Dewayne Messenger, pastor at the Parish Church of St. Jerome in Tulsa, called today’s decision an “historic & great day for gay couples in Oklahoma.”

Saying the court decision follows what a vast majority of Americans already believe (55% support gay marriage in recent Gallup poll) Messenger said, “it’s just the right thing to do.”

“This is a remarkable day for loving, committed, couples in Oklahoma who wanted the legal right to marry their same-sex partners,” Messenger said.

The Parish Church of St. Jerome is an all-inclusive parish with the Ecumenical Catholic Communion. Gay marriages, while previously not sanctioned by the state, are performed at St. Jerome.

Messenger continued: “For too long, some in the religious community have been guilty of misinterpreting scripture and using it to incite self-hatred and societal shaming for gay couples. Today, the courts have taken a position that overturns that.” “We believe this is consistent with Christ’s own actions when he welcomed those who society had deemed as unworthy.” “Jesus regularly welcomed the disenfranchised and despised which upset the religious right of his own day.”

Father Messenger is legally married to his same-gender spouse who is a retired US Air Force Colonel.

The Parish Church of St. Jerome was founded in 1995 to ensure that ALL PEOPLE regardless of gender, marital status, disability, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or age, are embraced and affirmed as full members of Christ's Church.



Father Messenger is available for interviews.


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Where to Find Us

 

The Parish Church of St. Jerome is located at

205 W King Street Tulsa, OK 74106

 at the corner of West King and North Cheyenne in Tulsa's Historic Brady Heights.

 

(918)582-3088

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