Methodist Minister from Baltimore allowed to keep his job

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Rev. Drew Phoenix, United Methodist Minister of St. John's in Baltimore is allowed to keep his post according to the United Methodist Judicial Council. The council ruled that &quota clergyperson in good standing cannot have that standing changed without being accorded fair process.''Council stopped short of addressing whether a change of gender violates the denomination's rules. This issue may come up at the church's legislative body, which meets next spring in Fort Worth, Texas. Read New York Times article for more information.

Rev. Drew Phoenix, United Methodist Minister of St. John's in Baltimore is allowed to keep his post according to the United Methodist Judicial Council. The council ruled that "a clergyperson in good standing cannot have that standing changed without being accorded fair process.''Council stopped short of addressing whether a change of gender violates the denomination's rules. This issue may come up at the church's legislative body, which meets next spring in Fort Worth, Texas. Read New York Times article for more information.

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