Methodist Jury Convicts Lesbian Minister

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    Methodist Jury Convicts Lesbian Minister
    By RICHARD N. OSTLING, AP Religion Writer

    PUGHTOWN, Pa. - A lesbian minister in the United Methodist Church who lives with her partner was found guilty Thursday of violating a church ban on actively gay clergy and defrocked.

    A 13-member jury made up of Methodist clergy convicted the Rev. Irene Elizabeth Stroud on the second day of her church trial. Methodist law bars "self-avowed, practicing homosexuals" from ministry. Nine votes were necessary for a conviction and the jury voted 12-1 to find Stroud guilty.

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    so when does the trial start for the one who didnt?
     
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    why is this even happening? People who trully believe in the Bible, yet practice homosexuality need to be man or woman enough to admit their sin, and step down.

    Geesh.
     
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