University Methodist Church in Austin has a dynamic youth director who is also an out lesbian. Mary Ann was on her way to ordination until she was removed from the list of certified candidates because of her sexual orientation.
John Elford Senior Pastor of University Methodist is asking us to rally to support this exceptional candidate for ministry. The Bishop is in the process of making a decision and might do the right thing if he hears from enough concerned people. You do not have to be Methodist to share your thoughts on this matter with the Bishop.
Rev. Elford has sent out two links:
In case you have not heard the news: http://www.rmnblog.org/2013/06/mary-ann-kaiser-appeal-speach.html
Here’s a CALL TO ACTION: http://www.rmnetwork.org/call-to-action-stand-with-mary-ann/
None of us is innocent when we remain silent at a time of injustice. None of us is little when we do speak and act out of the spirit of a larger world. For when we say or do the right thing, even in small ways, we move humanity one step closer to a world where everyone has a place.
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