Transgender Pastor Comes Out
- Congregation embraces transgender minister as his secret is revealed
Rev. David Weekley hopes his story will help change United Methodist Church
By Christine Mcfadden
As soon as he raises the topic of gay rights to his conservative clergyman
friend one day at lunch, he knows it's a mistake.
He knows that the United Methodist Church long ago retained the right to
turn away openly gay clergy members.
So Weekley listens to his friend espouse the opinion of the church, and
buries his secret deeper. No one can ever find out that Weekley, a married
father of five in Southeast Portland and a Methodist clergyman of 27 years,
was born female.
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