Friday, April 29, 2005

Happy local news

Beth Stroud was a practicing Methodist minister, beloved by her Germantown congregation, who came under fire from her church hierarchy for living in an openly lesbian relationship (see notes on a documentary made about her church here). She was officially defrocked in December, retaining only lay involvements with her church. However, an appeal to a higher church panel led to her reinstatement just today, by a vote of 8-to-1. Interesting times ahead.


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