Methodist bishop dismisses case against lesbian minister

May 6, 2014

Bishop Martin McLee of the United Methodist Church has dropped charges against openly lesbian minister Rev. Sara Thompson Tweedy for being a “self-avowed practicing homosexual.”  The decision calls attention to the struggle within the denomination between the old policies and a rising tide of social change.

Tweedy responded, “Bishop McLee’s refusal to seek prosecution offers hope that other LGBTQ seminarians, ordination candidates and ministers in our New York Annual Conference can also live and work openly without fear of losing their jobs and their vocation.”

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Casey O'Leary
Casey O’Leary is a writer and children’s librarian. She is passionate about reading and helping children find the “perfect book.” In 2012, she fulfilled a dream by completing her master’s degree in library science from Indiana University. Casey blogs at After the Closet and is a frequent contributor to Christian Feminism Today.


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