A survey shows that since gay marriage was made legal in 2015, Protestant pastors have rarely been asked to officiate at such ceremonies.
More than 100,000 same-sex weddings have occurred since the Supreme Court ruling. But only 11 percent of senior church pastors, both mainline and evangelical, report having been asked to perform such a rite, according to a poll by LifeWay Research.
Four years ago, the cocurators of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new show, Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven, visited Theophilos III, the city’s Orthodox patriarch, and solicited his community’s cooperation.
After a “pregnant pause,” the gray-bearded prelate asked quietly, “Whose story do you intend to tell?’