Dr. Bill McElvaney, social justice crusader, dies

From the North Texas Conference News:

In March, Dr. McElvaney garnered national attention when he officiated at the wedding of two of his longtime friends, Jack Evans and George Harris. Six days after the ceremony, Dr. McElvaney was briefly suspended by the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. North Texas Episcopal leader Bishop Michael McKee met with him just before his death. The complaint against McElvaney was removed with a “just resolution.”

 

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