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Forum on gays centers on tolerance; Methodist minister, wife with differing views lead Towson church discussion
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The Sun - Baltimore, Md.
Author: Hare, Mary Gail
Date: Oct 18, 1998
Start Page: 6.B
Section: LOCAL
Abstract (Document Summary)

The headline on an article in Sunday's Maryland section about a conference on homosexuality misidentified the denomination of the Rev. Tony Campolo. He is a Baptist minister.

The Rev. Tony Campolo, president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education and spiritual adviser to President Clinton, and his wife, Peggy [Campolo], a writer, stood together in the pulpit and preached tolerance yesterday at a Towson United Methodist Church discussion on homosexuality.

The Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church sponsored the discussion, which is timely given the recent slaying of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student, and a Supreme Court ruling allowing Cincinnati to keep anti-gay laws on its books. The slaying has put hate crime legislation atop of national and state political agendas and has drawn attention to prejudice against gays.

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