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Philadelphia Methodist pastor reinstated 20 years after being ousted for same-sex relationship

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Methodist Pastor Reinstated After 20 Years for Same-Sex Relationship







Methodist Pastor Reinstated After 20 Years for Same-Sex Relationship

A Methodist pastor from Philadelphia, who was defrocked 20 years ago for being in a same-sex relationship, has been reinstated

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 2:49PM

A Methodist pastor from Philadelphia, who was defrocked 20 years ago for being in a same-sex relationship, has been reinstated.

Beth Stroud made headlines when she was ousted in 2004 after she opened up to her congregation, the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, about her same-sex relationship.

Then, three weeks ago, the United Methodist Church repealed its anti-LGBTQ bans.

Tuesday night, the church’s Eastern Pennsylvania region voted to reinstate the now 54-year-old Stroud.

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