I’ve blogged a couple times about Reverend Oliver White via this page (1, 2). You may remember that he is the reverend that supported gay marriage and lost many followers from his congregation. Rev. White had until June 30 to raise enough funds to pay the mortgage on his church or face losing it.
Well, I’m sad to report that as of today, the church is closing its doors for good. According to Fox News, the church was only able to raise about $55,000, less than half of what was required by the June 30 deadline (click here for the video).
After 22 years of serving the Grace United Community Church of Christ in St. Paul, Reverend White says goodbye. The man’s character shines through (and may bring a tear) when he concludes:
When you stand up for what is right, no matter what it costs, in the end, you get the greatest gift.