Presbyterian activist affiliates with MCC

Chris Glaser ordained
Chris Glaser, a longtime advocate in Presbyterian circles for ordination of openly gay and lesbian pastors, was ordained this month in Decatur, Georgia, as interim pastor of a congregation affiliated with the gay-oriented Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches.

Glaser was the only openly gay member of the Presbyterian Task Force to Study Homosexuality, whose report recommending gay ordinations was rejected by the United Presbyterian Church, the so-called northern Presbyterians, in 1978.

He has been director of the Lazarus Project, a gay outreach program at West Hollywood (California) Presbyterian Church, and coordinator of Presbyterians for Lesbian & Gay Concerns.


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