Religion: Better Than Lying

It was an unusual inquisition for a young ministerial candidate. But then William Johnson, 25, was an unusual candidate—an admitted homosexual. Some 96 delegates from 19 United Churches of Christ in the San Francisco area met in nearby San Carlos last week to decide whether Johnson should be ordained. How did he regard his sexuality? Johnson was asked. "I regard all sexuality as a gift from God and a good gift," he replied. Might he have a contaminating effect on church youth? "There is a mythology that homosexuals prey on children," said Johnson, "when 98 percent of all pedophiles are heterosexuals."...

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