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A jury convicted Rev. Irene Elizabeth Stroud of violating church law by openly living as a lesbian with her partner in a committed relationship. (Bradley C Bower - AP)
Lesbian Minister's Credentials Revoked 
A jury of Methodist ministers expelled a Pennsylvania woman from the Methodist clergy after convicting her of breaking church law by living openly as a lesbian.

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