NEWS STORY: Methodists Weigh Strength of Gay Clergy Ban

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c. 2004 Religion News Service PITTSBURGH _ The United Methodist Church’s highest court will decide this week whether the recent acquittal of an openly lesbian pastor was improper because it ignored a church ban on “self-avowed practicing” gay clergy. On Saturday (May 1), the church’s Judicial Council ruled 6-3 that “the practice of homosexuality is […]

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