Lesbian pastors – It started out as a chemistry burning in the hearts of two teenagers who belonged to the church choir.
Now full-grown women, Pastor Vanessa Brown, 46, and Pastor Twanna Gause, 45, decided to take their love to the next level as they tied the knot at the New Vision Full Gospel Baptist Church in East Orange, New Jersey.
Bishops Levi Richards and Eugene Gathers, both of the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, walked Ms. Gause down the aisle, a role she had initially hoped would be accepted by her father, the Rev. Sam Gause Sr, a Pentecostal minister who lives in Atlanta.
The Lesbian pastors; Ms. Brown, 46, and Ms. Gause, 45, both of Rivers of Living Water United Church of Christ, which has locations in Newark and New York, met as choir girls at a church in Jersey City.
Twanna Gause recalled how delighted, excited and warm she felt when she first saw Vanessa in the choir. Ms. Brown who caught Ms Gause’s attention was then, a 16-year-old beautiful glowing young girl.
Ms Gause said:
“I immediately felt this kind of strange, warm feeling wash over me, and though I had not yet spoken a word to her, I could see myself loving this woman forever.”
Ms Brown, on the other hand, did not feel the same way at the time. She said she was oblivious of Twanna’s feelings at the time and “had had no idea that she liked me in any way other than as a friend”
Twanna’s Father Against Same-Sex Marriage
While the couple is thankful and excited for finally sealing their love, Pastor Twanna’s father, on the other hand, is disgusted, disappointed and angry over the lesbian marriage. Her father who is against gay marriage did not show up at his daughter’s wedding.
Pastor Twanna Gause told The New York Times:
“My father would not come here because he does not believe in same-sex marriage. He told me the devil tricked me into this, and that if we had been married in biblical times, we would have been stoned to death.”
Rev Sam – Twanna’s father maintains the act is forbidden biblically, as it is Gods wish that man procreates the natural way and not otherwise. He added that she would have been stoned to death in biblical times for the same-sex marriage.