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Sexually Active Lesbian Commended After OK'd by UM Appeals Committee To Continue As Church Pastor


TheMethodistChurch.com
February 6, 2003

Last week I sent you a United Methodist News Service story:
Appeals committee upholds decision in lesbian pastor case

Here is an Associated Press story on that decision.

LESBIAN METHODIST MINISTER CAN RETURN TO MINISTRY

(Seattle-AP) -- A Methodist minister from Seattle who told her bishop that she's been in a lesbian relationship has a green light to resume her ministry.

A United Methodist appeals committee has voted to uphold the dismissal of complaints against the Reverend Karen Dammann.

A minister on the appeals committee said that instead of being punished, the Reverend Dammann should be "commended for her courage and honesty."

But a dissenter on the appeals panel said they'd "made and egregious error of church law by dismissing the complaint."

Donald E. Wildmon
TheMethodistChurch.com

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