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Complaints File Against Lesbian UM Pastor, Church Leader Suggests "Loop Hole" Possible


Complaint filed against gay pastor

By Marsha King
Seattle Times staff reporter

The bishop also filed a complaint against the Rev. Karen Dammann, the previous pastor at Woodland Park, who coincidentally announced early in the year that she is a lesbian.

As a result, Dammann also could lose or keep her pastor status. She is now working on a special project for the church from her home in Massachusetts, while the matter is being resolved.

It might be possible to reconcile the complaints without trials, said the Rev. Elaine Stanovsky, district superintendent of the denomination's Puget Sound district.

Dammann said she's lost hope that reconciliation is possible because she's not willing to compromise her stance.

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