Minnesota Pastor Back in Pulpit after Homosexual Report

August 2, 2010 - 3:08 PM
A Lutheran pastor in Minneapolis who opposes homosexuals being allowed to lead congregations says he is attracted to men but says he's not a hypocrite because he never acted on his urges.
Minneapolis (AP) - A Lutheran pastor in Minneapolis who opposes homosexuals being allowed to lead congregations says he is attracted to men but says he's not a hypocrite because he never acted on his urges.
 
The Rev. Tom Brock told The Associated Press on Monday that he has known for many years that he is attracted to men. He says he is still a virgin at age 57 and doesn't consider himself gay because he hasn't acted on his attraction.
 
Brock's sexuality became an issue after a gay magazine reported on his membership in a support group for Christians battling same-sex attraction. Brock was put on leave while a task force at Hope Lutheran Church looked into the matter.
 
Hope Lutheran's executive pastor says the task force found Brock credible, and he was back in the pulpit on Sunday.