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Friday, 02 March 2018 23:31

Former lesbian pastor enters the race to become governor of Arizona

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Kelly Fryer


Several months ago we saw that a lesbian sheriff was a candidate for the governorship of Texas. Know that a former lesbian pastor is also running to become the new governor of Arizona.

Kelly Fryer spent her life helping people when she was a pastor but afterward too.

Kelly came out in 2006 while being a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

She then resigned. The church's policy urged the clergy to "abstain from homosexual relationships." The policy was changed in 2009, but this resignation had prompted many reactions.

Also, Kelly was a speaker at the women's march last year. And during this event, many people asked her to do something.

“I’ve had folks in the community really encouraging me to consider this as far back as last year’s women’s march,” she said.

“Frankly, I am tired of watch people struggle because of the things our legislators are doing.

“It is time for us to take the reins and turn things around.

“I’ve spent my entire career, especially these last years in Arizona, working with and besides people in our community — women, people of color, LGBT folks, people who have been sidelined. People whose voices are not being heard, people who are not being taken seriously,” Fryer said.

We wish her good luck. It won't be easy to win the Democratic primary and then to defeat the current Republican governor, Doug Ducey.

Photo from fryerforarizona


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