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OutFaith in Gay Ordination, Paul Mowry, Presbyterian, Sausalito Presbyterian Church

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

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