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  • Methodist Council Allows Transgendered Minister to Keep Job

    10/30/2007 9:06:04 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies · 82+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2007
    BERKELEY, Calif. — A council of the United Methodist Church has decided to allow a transgender minister to retain his job, but it stopped short of addressing whether a change of gender violates the denomination's rules. At a session over the weekend in San Francisco, the United Methodist Judicial Council considered whether to remove the Rev. Drew Phoenix from his post. The council allowed Phoenix to stay on the job, referring to a church policy stating that a clergyperson in good standing can't be terminated unless there has been administrative or judicial action, according to the ruling, posted on the...
  • Making tolerant parents proud(homosexual parent pride and activism)

    12/04/2005 5:40:22 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 60 replies · 1,319+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | December 4, 2005 | Sandy Alexander
    Colette Roberts likes to tell people that having four teenagers in the house at one time gave her plenty of reasons to get upset, but her daughter being a lesbian was not one of them. It is a story - and a pragmatic attitude - that comes in handy as Roberts tries to offer comfort and perspective to parents and family members who seek help from the Howard County chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, which she co-founded. For 10 years, Roberts has been the one at the other end of the phone when people call...