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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 3, No. 6, June 1972 - File 004. 1972-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 22, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/3749/show/3727.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 3, No. 6, June 1972
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date June 1972
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 28912012
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript motorcycles, expensive sports cars and even bicycles parked in front and on the lawn. They keep* their shades drawn so you can't see what's going on inside but they must be up to no good, or why the secrecy? We called the police department" and they asked if we wanted to press charges. They said unless the neighbors were breaking some law there was nothing they could do. Abby, these weirdos are wrecking our property values. How can we improve the quality of this once- respectable neighborhood? UP IN ARMS Dear Up: You could move. WIL SCHAEFER Open To Gays □ QWil Schaefer, deposed as a United Methodist minister by a church court more than a year ago in San Antonio, has found his way back into a religious denomination. But he had to invent one to do it. In a news conference held in a "gay bar" in San Antonio Friday afternoon, Schaefer announced the wheat Wine Mission Ecumenical Church as the newest denomination in the state. And Schaefer is the self-appointed bishop. He has been at odds with the United Methodist Church since he was ousted by a 13-member jury of clergymen who found him guilty of immorality, disobedience and unbecoming conduct. HE WAS DEPOSED --not expelled from the church -- for refusing to sever his relationship with Mrs. Judy Nash , a San Antonio divorcee, while still married to Mrs. Schaefer. Since the court decision, Schaefer and the former Mrs. Nash have lived together on a farm south of Luling, Texas. She gave birth to a son last February. The couple was legally married in May. The new church, Schaefer told The Houston Post, was granted a charter by th e office of the Texas Secretary of State May 17. He said he waited to make the announcement of the new denomination until th e end of the annual meeting of the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church this week in San Antonio. That was the conference Schaefer was in before he was deposed. The Southwest Conference has been faced with the issue ofhomo- sexuality which was forced on it by F. Euegne Leggett, who has publicly announcee his homosexuality. Leggett, of Dallas, was suspended as a minister in the conference - All New - All Gay - Dancing - MIM IMMf 2915 Legion St Mother Pat YOUR HOSTESS ©Mid last year and made a futile attempt this weektoaddresstheconference on homosexuality and the church. "WE KNEW the church would do what it has done, refuse to talk to people like Gene Leggett," Schaefer said. "We had hoped it would make a place for people like him and me." Schaefer, who is a friend of Leggett, said: "If Gene is a homosexual that's his business. But if he's a man of compassion and truth he meets our standards. The people of the church are neither compassionate nor truthful, so they have ' forced us tostartadenomination." "The meeting this last week was the last straw," Schaefer said. "We saw the church was hopeless." The new denomination has three board members, Schaefer,his wife, and a San Antonio psychoanalyst. It has three priests, one named on abbott, who remains at the farm near Luling (now called the Monastery), a black priest (formerly head of the state Student National Coordinating Committee) and a priest who will minister to homosexuals. Asked if the new denomination will recognize homosexual marriages, the bishop said, "it's not for me to decide if they are moral in their marriage. Marriage is a personal matter between two people." Schaefer said a priest of the denomination would have to decide if the two homosexuals were entering into a "truly spiritual marriage." If a priest of the denomination chose to marry two homosexuals, "I'd support him," Schaefer said. "I.CAN'T SAY that two homosexuals getting married is not moral. I can't do that. It'snot for me to say," the bishop said in a telephone interview. Wheat Wine Mission Ecumenical Church will begin with a headquarters temple in San Antonio, Schaefer said. He expects to expand the church throughout the nation "as far as people need a church to serve their needs." Counseling clinics for drug and alcohol abuse and marriage problems will be set up, and a retreat center in Southern Mexico and the farm near Luling will be part of the denomination's offerings. The first meeting of the church will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at San Pedro Park in San Antonio. Schaefer described the scheduled service as " a sort of church happening." The philosophy of the denomination, he explained is individual f re- Continued pg 4 'When in the Cajian Country - visit us!" §Hfc.\ - Lake Charles, La. (318) 436-939? A
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