(TMJ4) — After 35 years, a Kenosha church is welcoming back a pastor who was told to leave because he is gay. It's part of an effort to reconcile the church's past and move forward.
Even though it's been more than three decades since Rev. Kevin A. Johnson left the United Methodist Church in Kenosha, he says he is still the same man. Only now he feels like his church is finally accepting him.
"I feel very excited about it," he said. "I also know that I am at times moved to tears by it."
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Johnson now lives in California, after co-founding Bloom in the Desert Ministries with his husband. On February 4, he will return for a weekend to the church that told him to leave all those years ago.