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Furor over block to gay clergy candidate: #StandWithMaryAnn

The United Methodist Reporter
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June 12, 2013

Members of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference, who met June 6-9 in Corpus Christi, faced the question of whether a lesbian can be a certified candidate for ordained United Methodist ministry. More than 200 United Methodists and other Christians took to Twitter on the afternoon of Friday, June 7, to protest Mary Ann Kaiser’s removal from the ordination process

Mary Ann Kaiser was removed from the ordination process by the Southwest Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church because of her sexual orientation. There has been an outstanding outpouring of LGBT and ally support in the LGBT and religious communities.