Appeals Panel Re-Frocks Defrocked Confessed Practicing Lesbian UM Pastor!
Bulletin: Appeals committee reverses Stroud verdict
An appeals committee has reversed a clergy court verdict in the case of
Irene Elizabeth "Beth" Stroud. The Northeastern Jurisdiction Committee on
Appeals announced its decision at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time today, after
hearing Stroudıs appeal April 28. Stroud lost her credentials as a United
Methodist minister on Dec. 2 after a clergy trial, which stemmed from her
acknowledgment that she is a practicing lesbian. The United Methodist
Churchıs Book of Discipline forbids the ordination and appointment of
"self-avowed practicing homosexuals." More information on the appeals
committeeıs decision will follow this morning.
<Back to News