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

Author: Jimmy Creech
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jimmy Creech; Jimmy Creech
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jimmy Creech
ISBN: 9780822348856 0822348853 9780822357520 0822357526
OCLC Number: 665064439
Description: x, 361 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
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Blessing withdrawn --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.
Responsibility: Jimmy Creech.

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The inspiring first-person account of a minister whose ordination credentials were revoked by The United Methodist Church after he performed same-gender commitment ceremonies.  Read more...

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