Congregation Embraces Transgender Minister

The sermon the Rev. David Weekley delivered late last month to his congregation in Portland, Ore., took, he said, "more than half a century to write." Calling it the most "deeply personal message" of his career, Weekley, 58, told his congregation that the man who had ministered to their spiritual needs, married them, buried their parents and baptized their children -- was actually born a girl. "It was a little unnerving," the Methodist minister said about his Aug. 30 sermon in which he...Full Story
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