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.