Minister Faces Church Court Trial for Gay Marriage

  • metta

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    Aug 24, 2010 5:58 AM GMT
    Minister Faces Church Court Trial for Gay Marriage

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/08/23/Minister_Faces_Trial_for_Gay_Marriage/
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    Aug 24, 2010 10:23 PM GMT
    "Spahr faces charges ranging from a rebuke to a suspension"

    Oh, no, not a rebuke!

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    Aug 24, 2010 10:27 PM GMT
    Is he gonna be excommunicated or something?
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    Aug 25, 2010 12:26 AM GMT
    lol, Jake, her name is Jane.

  • metta

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    Aug 28, 2010 9:06 AM GMT

    Jane Spahr Found Guilty By Church For Marrying Gays

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    At the same time, however, the tribunal devoted most of its 2 1/2-page ruling to praising the 68-year-old pastor, a lesbian who founded a church group in the early 1990s for gay Presbyterians.

    Spahr was acknowledged "for her prophetic ministry" and "faithful compassion. The commissioners called on the broader church to use her example "to re-examine our own fear and ignorance."

    "In the reality in which we live today, marriage can be between same gender as well as opposite gender persons, and we, as a church, need to be able to respond to this reality as Dr. Jane Spahr has done with faithfulness and compassion," the ruling stated.

    The six-member commission representing 54 Northern California churches censured Spahr with a rebuke as punishment. Spahr said she was disappointed by the verdict and would appeal to a midlevel church court.
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/27/jane-spahr-found-guilty-b_n_697614.html