Collection Info

Creech, Jimmy -- United Methodist Church Trial Records

Span Dates: 1998-1999

Volume: 1 box

Description

The collection contains the transcripts of the trials of March 1998 and November 1999. It also includes newspaper clippings about the trial and video clips from local television news programs.

Hist/Bio Note

Jimmy Creech, an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska, officiated at the marriage of two gay men in March of 1998. Tried and acquitted for disobedience, he again officated at a gay marriage in November of 1999. At this trial, he was tried by the United Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska and his orders of ordination revoked. He continues to preach human rights at college campuses across the country. For more information see his biography in the LGBT-RAN Profile Gallery at the following web address.
http://lgbtran.org/Profile.asp?A=C&ID=21

Finding Aid

A finding aid for the collection does not exist, but information about the collection can be obtained from the archives staff. Contact information may be found by following the link to the UM Historical Center on the conference website at the following web address.
http://www.umcneb.org

Location

This collection is held at the Nebraska United Methodist Historical Center at the Cochrane Woods Library, Nebraska Weslayan University in Lincoln, Nebraska.
http://www.umcneb.org

Index Terms

United Methodist Church (U.S.)Gays -- United States -- History -- 20th Century -- SourcesHomosexuality -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityLincoln [NE]