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Pro-homosexuality SoulFarce Org Only To Vigil At Practicing Lesbian UM Pastor's Mock Trial In PA

From: "umcornet" <umcornet@yahoo.com>
To: <UMCalledOut@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 5:22 AM
Subject: [CALLED OUT] Soulforce Action: Church Trial of the Rev. Beth Stroud

No civil disobedience will take place. Soulforce will join the vigil. ---------------

SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE BY THE UNITED METHODIST (UM) CHURCH CONTINUES.. THE TRIAL OF UM MINISTER REV. BETH STROUD, December 1-3, 2004 in Eastern Pennsylvania

JOIN SOULFORCE IN EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TO VIGIL WITH BETH'S SUPPORTERS from First United Methodist Church of Germantown, the Methodist Federation for Social Action, and Reconciling Ministries Network

The United Methodist Church will be conducting another trial, December 1-3, 2004 in Eastern Pennsylvania. Rev. Beth Stroud, minister of First United Methodist Church of Germantown came out as a lesbian in a committed relationship in a sermon April 27, 2003. Additionally, Beth and her partner Chris had a marriage ceremony at Tabernacle United Church the same month.

Soulforce will be present at the trial, which is taking place at Camp Innabah, near Pottstown Pennsylvania. Our plans are to vigil along side of supportive members of First United Methodist Church of Germantown, members of the Methodist Federation for Social Action, and members of the Reconciling Ministries Network.

No civil disobedience will take place, however, we will be wearing our Soulforce shirts/sweatshirts and carrying Soulforce Banners.

Please consider joining us to show your support for Beth, to bring attention to the spiritual violence being committed by the United Methodist Church, and to stand up against our own oppression, while renewing our spirits and empowering others to do the same.

Please let us know you are going to be joining us by clicking on the Registration link below:

Registration :

http://www.soulforce.org/denomination/umc/stroudtrial/stroud2004.shtml

Soulforce main page on the trial of Rev. Beth Stroud:
http://www.soulforce.org/denomination/umc/stroudtrial/

Hotel Information and Travel Logistics :
http://www.soulforce.org/denacomination/umc/stroudtrial/hotel.shtml

If you are unable to join us, please consider supporting us
financially and help us to end spiritual violence against gay,
lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
http://www.soulforce.org/main/join.shtml
 

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