The acquittal of a lesbian Methodist pastor charged with violating a church ban on “self-avowed practicing” gay clergy does not change church law, United Methodist bishops have cautioned members as the denomination prepares for its once-every-four-years convention late this month.
Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice
Apr 06, 2004
Christian liberal activists have endured of late what might be called the political equivalent of the dark night of the soul. Their conservative co-religionists have cornered momentum, membership and media attention.
Rasheda Williams, 24, recently walked through the Detroit neighborhood where she grew up. She observed a girl of about 12 calling to a friend across the street. “Hey, bitch,” the pre-teen said. Had Williams used such language at that age, she said, “I might have a bar of soap for lunch.”