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January 30, 1993 | From Religious News Service
Buoyed by President Clinton's moves to end the ban on homosexuals in the military, a denomination with a mostly homosexual membership has renewed efforts to establish a military chaplaincy. The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, a 27,000-member denomination based in Los Angeles, had been rebuffed by the Defense Department in October, when the Armed Forces Chaplains Board cited military policy barring homosexuals from service. In a statement, the Rev.
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July 17, 1999 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The former president of the Southern Baptist Convention stepped across a theological divide in Los Angeles on Friday and told 1,500 delegates to an international convention of the world's largest homosexual church that the time had come to open a new dialogue that reaches beyond differences. The unprecedented appearance of the Rev.
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July 17, 1999 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The former president of the Southern Baptist Convention stepped across a theological divide in Los Angeles on Friday and told 1,500 delegates to an international convention of the world's largest homosexual church that the time had come to open a new dialogue that reaches beyond differences. The unprecedented appearance of the Rev.
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July 17, 1999 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The former president of the Southern Baptist Convention stepped across a theological divide in Los Angeles on Friday and told 1,500 delegates to an international convention of the world's largest homosexual church that the time had come to open a new dialogue that reaches beyond differences. The unprecedented appearance of the Rev.
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July 17, 1999 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The former president of the Southern Baptist Convention stepped across a theological divide in Los Angeles on Friday and told 1,500 delegates to an international convention of the world's largest homosexual church that the time had come to open a new dialogue that reaches beyond differences. The unprecedented appearance of the Rev.
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May 30, 1992 | From Religious News Service
The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, a Los Angeles-based denomination that reaches out mainly to the gay community, has given up hope of full membership in the National Council of Churches--at least for now. An official of the Metropolitan Community Churches, accusing the nation's preeminent ecumenical body of homophobia, said it had applied instead for observer status in the council. The request was made Tuesday in a letter to the council from the Rev.
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September 14, 1991 | From Times Wire Services and
A former Army captain who was discharged from the service after revealing she is a lesbian says she plans to ask for an appointment as a chaplain if she wins her lawsuit against the Army. The Rev. Dusty Pruitt, who served as a chemical weapons expert in the Army and Army Reserve for 13 years, took a step toward her goal when the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled in mid-August that the Army must reconsider her dismissal.
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September 6, 1986 | From Times staff and wire service reports
An official of the homosexual-oriented Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches says that the recent order by a federal judge to allow inmates of federal prisons to request worship services conducted by its ministers "concludes a nine-year struggle" in the courts. The Rev.
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July 4, 1992 | From Religious News Service
A Los Angeles-based denomination with a predominantly homosexual membership is pressing the Department of Defense for chaplains in all branches of the military and threatening court action if the request is denied. The Rev. Troy Perry, founder and president of the 27,000-member Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, said Thursday that his church has applied to the Defense Department for recognition as a religious body, the first step toward assigning chaplains. Although U.S.
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January 30, 1993 | From Religious News Service
Buoyed by President Clinton's moves to end the ban on homosexuals in the military, a denomination with a mostly homosexual membership has renewed efforts to establish a military chaplaincy. The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, a 27,000-member denomination based in Los Angeles, had been rebuffed by the Defense Department in October, when the Armed Forces Chaplains Board cited military policy barring homosexuals from service. In a statement, the Rev.
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May 30, 1992 | From Religious News Service
The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, a Los Angeles-based denomination that reaches out mainly to the gay community, has given up hope of full membership in the National Council of Churches--at least for now. An official of the Metropolitan Community Churches, accusing the nation's preeminent ecumenical body of homophobia, said it had applied instead for observer status in the council. The request was made Tuesday in a letter to the council from the Rev.
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November 17, 1990 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The Episcopal Church will hold its 1991 General Convention in Phoenix despite the defeat on Election Day of a referendum designating Martin Luther King Day as a state holiday. Presiding Bishop Edmond Browning, who traveled to Phoenix last spring to lobby for the holiday, expressed disappointment at the measure's narrow defeat. Some Episcopal church leaders urged a move after the Nov. 6 vote.
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