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Mennonite pastor under review

GOSHEN – Two Mennonite conferences plan to review the credentials of a Goshen pastor who presided over the marriage of a same-sex couple in violation of the religion’s rules.

Assembly Mennonite Church Pastor Karl Shelly said he performed the service in May after determining he believes same-sex unions merit equal standing with heterosexual unions.

The Elkhart Truth reported (http://bit.ly/1obk0s7 ) Mennonite Church USA guidelines state pastors holding credentials “may not perform a same-sex covenant ceremony.”

His credentials will be reviewed by the Indiana-Michigan and Central District conferences that oversee the Assembly Mennonite Church.

Mennonite Church USA denominational minister Nancy Kauffmann said no pastor has lost a credential for performing a same-sex marriage. Central District Conference minister Lois Johns Kaufmann said it once before reviewed a pastor for performing a same-sex marriage ceremony.

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