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    Nov012012

    Gay Seminarian Leaves Methodist Denomination to be Ordained

    By Manya A. Brachear, Chicago Tribune - Nov. 1, 2012

    As soon as Michael Overman announced that he was gay, the Southern Baptist church that raised him, led him to attend an evangelical Christian college and inspired him to pursue ministry left him feeling abandoned.

    He stayed estranged from Christianity for about six years before eventually finding his way to Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, a congregation in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood that welcomes gays and lesbians. [Read Full Story]