A same-sex married couple in Mississippi said their church kicked them out because they wouldn’t end their marriage and “repent.”
The Gracewood Baptist Church in Southaven said the congregation voted unanimously to revoke their membership last week, and the couple learned they would not be welcomed back in a very unique way.
Olivia and Mary Trollinger received letters through certified mail explaining that their membership at the church was “terminated” because of their “forbidden” marriage.
Another twist – Mary told FOX13 her family not only still attends that church, but her father is a deacon.
“I was really shocked, especially since my dad being the head deacon,” she said.
The couple married more than a year ago after meeting each other at Gracewood Baptist Church. Mary said she once served as a leader in the college ministry until being asked to leave.
Olivia told FOX13 she went to the church for less than a year.
“They are very nice; they are very friendly,” she said. “If you believe what they believe and you have the same belief system, it’s an awesome church to go to.”
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SOURCE: FOX13 Memphis