Methodist pastor kicked out after coming out as a lesbian
A Methodist pastor has been forced to resign after she came out as a lesbian.
Reverend Cynthia Meyer, the former Assistant Dean of Students for the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, told her congregation she is in a lesbian relationship.
PinkNews reported Meyer said she was tired of being in the closet:
“I’ve been an Ordained United Methodist Pastor for 25 years… at last I am choosing to serve in that role with full authenticity, as my genuine self. As a woman who loves and shares my love with another woman.
“I remained single through 20 years of my ministry, then a few years ago a wonderful relationship began to develop.
“Our relationship is a holy part of God’s calling. We decided to commit our lives in love and covenant with one another. It was time.”
However, leaders at the United Methodist Church in Edgerton say that while they welcome LGBT people to be part of their church practicing lesbians and gays cannot be pastors.
Meyer will perform her last sermon before being replaced at the end of this month.