UM Pastor, Lesbian Activist Receives Appointment
Because Self Avowal Isn't In Writing
Dear Rev. Warrener...
More sad news from the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference (held June
12-16, 2001) ---
Just thought you might like to know that Bishop Edward Paup of the
Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference recently appointed Rev. Jeanne
Knepper to serve as pastor of University Park U.M.C.in the
Portland metro area. This is my understanding of how and why...
As she has not 'formally' submitted a written statement concerning
her homosexuality, Jeanne is not 'officially' self-avowed. Never
mind the fact that she has published a pro gay / lesbian
newsletter for the last half decade, and has actively spoken out
about her 'lifestyle' on national, regional and local levels (even
referring to it at this same annual conference)!?!
Also, the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference officially endorsed the
'We Will Not Be Silent' document.
I cannot say that I am a proud member of this annual conference...
Sincerely, Pastor Michael Eld
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