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    Sausalito Presbyterian Church welcomes first openly gay pastor

    By Rob Rogers, Marin Independent Journal - January 29, 2012

    When he was 18 years old, Paul Mowry came out to his mother as a gay man.

    "She said, 'I love you and support you — but two things pain me," Mowry said. "One is that I think you would make a great dad, and I'd hate to have you not have that experience. The other is that Presbyterians don't ordain gay people."

    Mowry's mother mentioned ordination because Mowry — whose father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all served as Presbyterian ministers — had felt called to the cloth "ever since I was a really small child," he said. [Read Full Story]

    Photo by Michael Short, Special to the IJ