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Adam's gift : a memoir of a pastor's calling to defy the church's persecution of lesbians and gays / Jimmy Creech.

By: Creech, Jimmy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2011Description: x, 361 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780822348856 (cloth : alk. paper); 0822348853 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Creech, Jimmy | Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- United Methodist Church (U.S.) | United Methodist Church (U.S.) -- Clergy -- Biography
Contents:
Adam -- Orientation -- Reorientation -- Stepping off the curb -- A pastor again -- Covenant ceremony -- Hell breaks loose -- Under siege -- Pretrial -- The church on trial -- Aftershock -- New challenges -- Blessing withdrawn -- Epilogue.
Summary: Jimmy Creech, a United Methodist pastor in North Carolina, tells the story of how a longtime parishioner's decision to leave the church because of its stand against homosexuality prompted him to research the scriptural basis for the church's position and to conclude that discriminating against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people is morally wrong--a stance that eventually led to his ordination credentials being revoked.
List(s) this item appears in: Methodist Studies
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Adam -- Orientation -- Reorientation -- Stepping off the curb -- A pastor again -- Covenant ceremony -- Hell breaks loose -- Under siege -- Pretrial -- The church on trial -- Aftershock -- New challenges -- Blessing withdrawn -- Epilogue.

Jimmy Creech, a United Methodist pastor in North Carolina, tells the story of how a longtime parishioner's decision to leave the church because of its stand against homosexuality prompted him to research the scriptural basis for the church's position and to conclude that discriminating against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people is morally wrong--a stance that eventually led to his ordination credentials being revoked.

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