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Transgender Pastor Allowed To Keep Post In Baltimore
By Daniel Burke Religion News Service Saturday, November 3, 2007; Page B09
A transgender man can remain pastor of his Baltimore church, the United Methodist Church's high court announced Tuesday, but the court sidestepped larger questions about whether sex change is acceptable in the church.
No law in the church's Book of Discipline prohibits transgender clergy, the nine-member Judicial Council said, so the Rev. Drew Phoenix, 48, cannot be removed from ministry without "administrative or judicial" action. ......
woo hoo for the Methodist church... a big step in the right direction.... now if we could just get them to amend the Book of Discipline to be fully O&A like the other liberal demoninations!