Methodist Church Jury Acquits Lesbian Minister of Violating Church Rules

Methodist Church Jury Acquits Lesbian Minister of Violating Church Rules

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Source: Dan Valentine

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Rev. Karen Dammann, a lesbian minister in Bothell, Washington, is acquitted by a Methodist church jury of violating church rules. Methodist church law forbids the ordination of "practicing homosexuals" and the Book of Discipline says homosexuality is "incompatible to Christian teachings.

After the trial the jury releases a statement:

"We, the trial court, reached our decisions after many hours of painful and prayerful deliberations, and listening for and to the word of God.

We depended upon the prayers of the whole church, which undergirded our process. We depended on the leading of the Holy Spirit. The church did not present sufficient clear and convincing evidence to sustain the charge"

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