Saturday, October 15, 2005

International LGBT News: Lesbian to head New Zealand's Methodist Church

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From the New Zealand Herald: Lesbian to head Methodist church 16.10.05 By John Manukia The likely appointment of a lesbian as the new head of one of New Zealand's largest churches is threatening to tear it apart. The Rev Diana Tana, who has publicly stated she is in a lesbian relationship, looks set to be appointed president of the Methodist Church next month, as no other nominations have been received. But some conservatives say thousands of members will quit the church if her induction goes ahead. The church is already believed to have lost several thousand members after it decided in 1997 to allow gay priests to be ordained. To read the full artice visit: