The Rev. Elder Jimmy Creech, who was defrocked by the United Methodist Church in 1999 for presiding over the holy union of two men in North Carolina, on progress on marriage equality in churches and his new book, Adam’s Gift: A Memoir of a Pastor’s Calling to Defy the Church’s Persecution of Lesbians and Gays, which recounts his experiences with church struggles to welcome and accept LGBT people. He is co-founder of “Faith in America,” an organization dedicated to encouraging church acceptance of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Click here to hear the extended interview and read the transcript.
… Sarah Posner, senior editor at Religion Dispatches, on the implications and aftermath of the Values Voter Summit and the growing protest movement across the country, “The Other 99%.” Click here to hear the extended interview.
Plus, Rev. Gaddy shares some thoughts on the role of the United States in helping to protect religious freedom around the world and the challenges facing the U.S. International Religious Freedom Commission. Click here to hear the extended version.