Gay seminarian seeks ordainment, acceptance
Michael Overman, an ordination candidate at Garrett Theological Seminary, poses for portrait in October outside the seminary at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Overman withdrew from the Methodist denomination last month because of its policy requiring gay clergy to stay celibate. The Chicago resident, who joined his partner in a civil union last spring, is seeking ordination instead in the Disciples of Christ Church.
Gay seminarian seeks ordainment, acceptance.
CHICAGO — As soon as Michael Overman announced that he was gay, the Southern Baptist church that raised him — that led him to attend an evangelical Christian college, and inspired him to pursue ministry — left him feeling abandoned.
He stayed estranged from Christianity . Read Gay seminarian seeks ordainment, acceptance...