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Lesbian Pastor Forced To Resign Over Methodist Church's LGBT Stance

Cynthia Meyer will step down from her Kansas City church on Aug. 28.
Meyer will deliver her final sermon at her Kansas City church on Aug. 28.
Meyer will deliver her final sermon at her Kansas City church on Aug. 28.

On a cold Sunday in January, Cynthia Meyer, pastor at Edgerton United Methodist Church, came out to her congregation.

She did so with hope that change regarding the denomination’s stance on homosexuality was coming. But eight months later, that hope, for now at least, is gone. And after the end of August, Meyer will be gone as well.

To avoid a church trial, Meyer and Methodist officials agreed that she would give up her duties and go on involuntary leave. Her final sermon in Edgerton in Johnson County will be Aug. 28.

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