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Former pastor speaks on LGBT rights

By Susan White

Jimmy Creech, a civil rights activist, author, and former United Methodist pastor, and his wife Chris Weedy, an ’86 MSW graduate and practicing social worker, visited the School and spoke to about 65 students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, March 27, on “The Intersection of Faith and Practice.”

Creech is the author of Adam’s Gift, a memoir of one pastor’s journey to re-evaluate his own beliefs about homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Creech frequently speaks across the country to churches, colleges and universities as well as to community and national organizations about human and civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Weedy, also an advocate for LGBT rights, is a senior practitioner with Wake County Human Services and a support group leader with the HIV/AIDS Support Group in Raleigh.