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UM Pro-homosexuality Org's Plans To Sneak Appointment Of She-Male Pastor "Under The Radar" Outed

From: Troy Plummer*     troy@rmnetwork.org 
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 11:03 AM
To: 'Randall Miller'; Gaylecfelton@aol.com; JENKSOULE@aol.com; 'Jerry Longwell'; revmo1@aol.com; 'Tiffany Steinwert'
Cc: 'Marshall, Joretta'
Subject: FW: [umip] Transgender Minister Will Keep Leading Md. Church

We’ll need to be prepared for an onslaught of anti-transgender legislation now that transgender can’t fly under the radar.

<<snip>>May 24, 2007 9:43 pm US/Eastern
Transgender Minister Will Keep Leading Md. Church

(AP) BALTIMORE A transgender United Methodist minister will be
reappointed to lead his Baltimore congregation, church officials
announced Thursday at a regional convocation.

The Rev. Drew Phoenix was greeted with applause after telling 1,600
members of the church's Baltimore-Washington conference that he had
gone through "spiritual transformation" in the past year, since
changing his name from Ann Gordon and receiving medical treatment to
become a man.<<snip>>


Rev. Troy Plummer has served as the executive director of the Reconciling Ministries Network since November 2003. Prior to RMN, Troy served for 13 years on the pastoral staff of Bering Memorial United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. As a psychotherapist, he directed Bering’s on-site counseling center and support network for those affected by HIV/AIDS their families and friends. Just outside Bering’s sanctuary, he performed a “street wedding” for a lesbian couple celebrating 25 years together and facilitated Bering’s equal treatment of all couples policy.



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