Veterans' Administration approves gay chaplains.

Position:In The Capital - Brief Article

The U.S. Veterans' Administration has approved the nation's only predominantly gay religious denomination to serve as a source of chaplains for use in hospitals and other VA facilities.

The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) said the application process lasted about nine months and the church encountered "no resistance whatsoever."

"This marks an historic step for MCC churches," said the Rev. Troy Perry, the Christian denomination's founder and moderator. "U.S. programs have long been hostile to gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender service members and veterans, so this marks yet another...

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