Jimmy Creech

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Jimmy Creech is a lifelong pioneer in LGBT equality issues. Creech is a former United Methodist Church minister who was defrocked for marrying same-sex couples.[1] He was a founding member of the North Carolina Religious Coalition for Marriage Equality, an interfaith same-sex marriage advocacy group.,[2][3] co-author of the Dallas Principles,[4] was a participant in the Marriage Equality Express, and is the current Board Chairman of the North Carolina Social Justice Project,[5] a progressive policy and advocacy organization dedicated to eliminating inequality in North Carolina.

Creech appeared in A Union in Wait, a 2001 Sundance Channel documentary film about same-sex marriage. In 2007 Creech became the executive director of Faith In America, a non-profit organisation founded by Mitchell Gold, focused on educating people about religion-based bigotry.[6]

Creech's memoir, "Adam's Gift: A Memoir of a Pastor’s Calling to Defy the Church’s Persecution of Lesbians and Gays"[7] was published by Duke University Press in 2011. He was interviewed on The State of Things (radio show) from WUNC-FM on April 11, 2011 to discuss his new book.


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