724General Conference News
- May 12, 2000CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE
The Agenda today, articles from Chicago and Akron, and video clips.
General Conference Agenda for Friday, May 12
8:00 Choral Music
8:15 Worship Service
9:00 Committee on Calendar and Agenda Report
9:10 Elections & Calendar Items
12:10 Conference Announcements and Committee on Presiding
12:15 Lunch Recess
2:20 Gathering Music
2:30 Report of GCFA
5:30 Dinner Recess
7:20 Gathering Music
7:30 Report of the Committee on Agenda
7:30 Calendar Items
CHICAGO'S METHODIST BISHOP DETAINED IN GAY-RIGHTS ACTION
By Steve Kloehn
Chicago Tribune Religion Writer
May 11, 2000
CLEVELAND -- Chicago's Methodist bishop was arrested Wednesday along with
controversial Chicago pastor Gregory Dell, the grandson of Mohandas Gandhi
and 188 other gay-rights activists protesting the United Methodist Church's
ban on homosexual church marriages and ordinations.
Methodists to keep anti-gay stance
Some protest decision at General Conference. Police arrest 29
BY COLETTE M. JENKINS
and William Canterbury
Published Friday, May 12, 2000,
in the Akron Beacon Journal.
This story reports on the decisions yesterday and gives more
about the woman who stood on the edge of the balcony weeping
this background: One of those who grabbed the woman, John
the California-Nevada conference, said she was clearly in pain.
``She was in passion. She was in pain. She was putting her whole
life on the line,'' Reynolds said. ``I don't think she really knew what she
was doing. I thought she may jump or just fall because she was so
The woman, who people referred to as ``The Weeping Woman''
throughout the day, was taken to the hospital for treatment. Her name and
condition were not released.
Video Summaries: See short clips of the protest produced in TV newscast
Videos of Complete Sessions: See complete sessions, including worship
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