Death of a "Gay" "church"

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The members of Good Shepherd voted almost unanimously in October to close the church by the end of 2007. Since the height of its popularity in the early 1980s, when Good Shepherd had more than 250 members, membership has dwindled to its current 37, only about 15 of which regularly attend services. This has made it hard for the congregation to do routine tasks, such as paying a pastor and outreach in the community. ...full article

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Let me get this straight: This was the pioneer gay-friendly church, known throughout the nation, supposedly fulfilling this desperate need, and they topped out at 250 members? Maybe I'm just used to Catholic churches, but to me that sounds quite small.

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