Charlotte pastor keeps job after holding same-sex marriage

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A United Methodist Church pastor in Charlotte will keep her job after performing a same-sex marriage at her church earlier this year.

The Charlotte Observer reported ( that the Rev. Val Rosenquist will not face a church trial for performing the ceremony, either.

Rosenquist married John Romano and Jim Wilborne in April.

The Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church said Tuesday that what is known as a “just resolution” had been reached in the case involving Rosenquist.

Church rules forbid its pastors from performing same-sex marriages.

The details of the resolution have not been released. But an assistant to the bishop in the conference confirmed that Rosenquist will continue as pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Charlotte.

The resolution prevents Rosenquist from discussing the matter.


Information from: The Charlotte Observer,

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