CEUMC members take part in Prop 1 rally
By Jim Young
More than 750 persons from the vast spectrum of faith communities in the Portland-area gathered Sunday afternoon, Oct. 18, at First Parish Church in Portland to rally in support of Vote No on Proposition One, including members of the Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church.
Proposition One, which will be on the state ballot on Nov. 3, will ask voters “Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?”
Scheduled for Monument Square, the rain forced Sunday’s rally to move inside the church, where participants sang, We are Marching in the Sight of God,” and joyfully celebrated Marriage Equality for all citizens of Maine.
In addition to the delegation from Cape Elizabeth, there were folks from Cape Porpoise, Old Orchard Beach, Chestnut Street and no doubt other unidentified United Methodist congregations. And not only United Methodists were represented . . . there were Lutherans, Catholics, Episcopalians, Congregationalists and the list goes on.