Church to honor expelled minister

Posted: September 15, 2012 at 3:04 a.m.

Jimmy Creech, addressing the media in 1998, captured national attention by repeatedly performing same-sex union ceremonies in violation of United Methodist Church teachings. Defrocked in 1999, Creech will be honored by Sherwood’s Open Door Community Church.

A minister who was defrocked long ago for performing same-sex union ceremonies will be honored by a Sherwood church on Friday. Open Door Community Church’s openly gay pastor, Randy McCain, said his congregation will recognize former United Methodist Church minister Jimmy Creech for being one of the leading “straight allies of gay and lesbian people who give love, support and a voice to the misunderstood children of God.”

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Religion, Pages 12 on 09/15/2012