A lesbian minister was suspended from her church duties yesterday (June 23, 2011) and ordered to spend the next 20 days as a time for spiritual discernment, according to the Christian Post website.
On a 12 to 1 vote, a jury of 13 United Methodist clergy convicted the Rev. Amy DeLong on a charge of performing a same-sex union, which is in violation of church law.
The jury voted 9 to 4 to suspend the pastor beginning in July.
The same jury found DeLong not guilty in a unanimous decision of the charge of being a "self-avowed practicing homosexual."