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Darryl Macdonald
(? - living) Canada

Darryl Macdonald



On the floor of the general Assembly in Charlottetown, in 1995, they were debating whether to ordain Darryl MacDonald to St. Andrew's Church in Lachine, Quebec. Some thought he shouldn't be ordained becasue of his homosexuality. At the end, he was ordined. He was the first openly homosexual minister of the Presbyterian Church of Canada to be ordained.

But a year later Darryl has had his ordination revoked. By a wide margin, the church's 300-member general assembly approved a committee recommendation to reverse the ordination of Darryl. The committee said Macdonald's ordination should be reversed unless he agrees to be celibate.

We don't know what happened after that, but we know tat in 2003 Darryl Macdonald was a pastor at St. Andrew's Church in Lachine, Quebec.


On Wednesday, 15 March 2006, we received the following e-mail:

"Hi folks,

thought I would offer a correction to this page of your web site. Darryl Macdonald was never ordained in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The decision to ordain Darryl was upheld by a majority vote by the local Montreal Presbytery but was later overturned by a higher court. He was, therefore, never ordained by the Presbytery itself. He is now working for the United Church of Canada, as an ordained pastor in Montreal, and doing very well.



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