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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:

Delong 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....

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  1. Why is this woman wasting her life trying to win favor from insane people?

    Posted by: ohplease | Jun 22, 2011 8:43:12 PM

  2. Once upon a time the Methodists were a peaceful even liberal denomination. Now, like most of the others, it has been overtaken by the haters. Shame on them.

    Posted by: MacroT | Jun 22, 2011 8:49:50 PM

  3. Maybe she'll go to church-jail, but with church-time-off for church-good-behavior if she doesn't church-shank anyone. Or get church-parole. Perhaps she'll do some church-community-service (which I thought was the whole point of churches, but what do I know?).

    Put the prefix "church-" in front of anything and it becomes ridiculous.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Jun 22, 2011 9:05:41 PM

  4. By now she should have stopped practicing and be proficient

    Posted by: Steve | Jun 22, 2011 9:13:14 PM

  5. Honestly, this is too pathetically ridiculous to put into words. My thoughts go out to any LGBT person in situations such as this.

    Posted by: Francis | Jun 22, 2011 9:26:33 PM

  6. If the fundamentalist Christians got their way, these would be courts of law in the United States.

    Posted by: Bill S. | Jun 22, 2011 9:48:30 PM

  7. There are counties in South Carolina where these folks are definitely in the process of moving to in the hopes of making their religion the law of the county, if not the land.

    I don't know if this comment is welcome, but isn't there a grammatical error in the headline?

    Posted by: Fahd | Jun 22, 2011 10:04:04 PM

  8. Go ahead, defrock her.

    But please, for the love of all things decent and moral, do it in the privacy of the church's ladies room.

    Posted by: johnny | Jun 22, 2011 10:47:08 PM


    Posted by: David R. | Jun 23, 2011 12:08:24 AM

  10. That should be "merry" lesbians.

    Posted by: MacroT | Jun 23, 2011 1:26:38 AM

  11. in the master with the help of friends to get to know a lot of rivers and lakes that set up behind the first-hand from the Court, this process is determined to not tell her so,

    Posted by: The North Face | Jun 23, 2011 5:11:14 AM

  12. Perhaps they'll burn her at the stake. And the married couple too.
    Or banish them to Uganda. So tired of churches and their ilk. Sorry God.

    Posted by: kodiak | Jun 23, 2011 9:55:35 AM

  13. Who needs religion anyway. God did not create man, Man created god. Good without god.

    Posted by: Pointed | Jun 23, 2011 5:14:09 PM

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    Posted by: Coach Outlet | Jul 29, 2011 4:10:01 AM

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