Methodist Pastor Found Guilty of Marry Lesbians, Acquitted of Being a 'Self-Avowed Practicing Homosexual'
A Methodist pastor has been found guilty of marrying a lesbian couple in 2009, the AP reports:
A 13-person jury of clergy peers unanimously convicted The Rev. Amy DeLong of Osceola. The jury found the 44-year-old not guilty of a second charge of being a "self-avowed practicing homosexual." That vote was 12-1.
After the verdicts were announced Wednesday afternoon, church officials began hearing a second round of testimony to help jurors recommend a penalty that could range from suspension to defrocking. At least five DeLong supporters were scheduled to testify.
More about the trial at Love on Trial....