I need to be fully who I am, and the church needs to accept that. God calls me to both things equally, to be who I am and to be a pastor of the church….My sexuality was so intertwined in my ordination process and becoming who I am. Some people say. “My sexuality has nothing to do with it.” Everyone has their own process. The spirit calls them to go through that process in different ways.

Jeannine Oakes, a lesbian student at McCormick Theological Seminary (PCUSA), on the personal impact of Amendment 10-A

(Via Layman Online.)