PA Lesbian Methodist Pastor Faces Church Trial

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    I still find it amazing that someone could read the Bible and still think that homosexuality is not condemned.


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    Pa. Methodist Pastor Faces Church Trial
    Mon Aug 2,10:49 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA - A lesbian Methodist minister faces a church trial for telling her congregation she's in a gay relationship, a United Methodist Church official said.

    The Rev. Irene E. "Beth" Stroud, associate pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, spoke about the relationship in an April 2003 sermon, according to a statement from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church.

    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040803/ap_on_re_us/methodists_gays
     
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    Didn't even have to read the entire article to ditto your amazement. With all these so called "mainstream churches" giving their approval, I am curious to know how they came about the conclusion that it was acceptable.
     
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    I find it amazing that anyone even cares.
     
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    didn't we do this in another state with another preacher and the church dropped the case?
     
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    In WA State, a lesbian pastor was acquitted on a technicality, but she has recently resigned because of the stress of it all.
     
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    It would be akin to someone professing to be a super Buddhist monk and then doing the opposite of what Buddha commanded.
     
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    non-sequitur.
     
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    No. Its a valid point and you cannot respond intelligently.
     
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    I jes' wanna be like you! :wtf:
     
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    So, the fact that a person leads an otherwise good and godly life, aside from being gay, means they'll burn in hell forever? That's the god of the Old Teatament. Whatever became of the god of the New Testament?

    Any deity that would deny or forbid the love of one human for another, regardles of their gender is a petty, shallow being.
     

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