Archbishop Faces Excommunication After Marrying
The married Zambian clergy member says that possibly being ousted from the Church 'doesn't affect' him.
Stallings, however, also faces criticism from members of his Afrocentric church over his marriage to a Japanese woman at the group wedding in New York and his implied slight of African-American women in a newspaper interview.
But he said his relationship with his new wife would "further the cause of the African-American community because it will explain its strength to other communities."
Also attending the ceremony was Minister Benjamin Muhammad, the national director of the Million Man and Million Family Marches and a representative of the Nation of Islam, led by Louis Farrakhan.
The Rev. Phillip Schanker, a spokesman for the Unification church, said, "it's not surprising that every one of the participants is a controversial figure who's not afraid of speaking out."