Shuck and Jive

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Friday, July 16, 2010

The Cost of Discipleship

Here is a sad piece of news. Last Fall I posted on the marriage of PCUSA pastor Laurie McNeill to Lisa Gollihue. At the time the congregation seemed pretty cool with it. Now Rev. McNeill is out of work. The church said it was unrelated to her marriage. She thinks differently. Here is the story.

McNeill noted she was voted out after she announced her same-sex marriage.

"It was very painful," McNeill, 49, told The Times.

"I loved being a minister. It’s been an honor and a privilege. And I do feel called to be a pastor," noted McNeill. "And I knew that once I told, there was a possibility that my local congregation would ask me to leave."