CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE
Stories about the latest step in the investigation of UM clergy Mark
Kemling and on gay alums who have come out at Oral Roberts Univerity
On Mark Kemling, see also:
Complaints filed against two clergy over same-sex unions
Nebraska Clergy to Celebrate Covenant Service
Mark Kemling's Statement of Commitment
February 27, 2001
Pastor Won't Face Methodist Church Trial
By Julia McCord, Omaha World-Herald,
Nebraska United Methodists have been spared the spectacle of putting
another of their pastors on trial.
A church investigative committee has concluded that the church cannot
prove that the Rev. Mark Kemling performed a covenant ceremony June 3
for two men at the Metropolitan Community Church in Omaha. <MORE>
Thursday March 01, 2001
No Methodist Trial in Nebraska
SUMMARY: Lacking eyewitnesses to the "crime," a church committee has
given up on prosecuting a minister for uniting a gay couple -- and
that seems to be the trend. <MORE>
Wednesday February 28, 2001
Gay Alums Out at Oral Roberts U
Homecoming was a little bit different this year at Oral Roberts
University (ORU) in Tulsa, Oklahoma as some of its gay and lesbian
alumni dared to come out to their non-gay schoolmates. <SNIP>
ORU public relations director David Wagner told the Tulsa World the
school did not want to "pre-judge" anyone but rather to "view
with a Christian attitude and to reach out to all people." That puts
miles ahead of Bob Jones University, which once advised a gay alum he
would be arrested for trespassing if he visited the campus.
ORU-OUT ("Oh, are you out?")
ORU-OUT welcomes visitors to its Web site with a quotation from
Romans 8:38-39 that nothing "shall separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus, Our Lord."
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