ADVANCE FOR WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2, 2013 - In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 photo, the Rev. Pat Bumgardner, foreground left, shares a moment of personal prayer with Tonie Boykin during Communion

 

              ADVANCE FOR WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2, 2013 - In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 photo, the Rev. Pat Bumgardner, foreground left, shares a moment of personal prayer with Tonie Boykin during Communion
ADVANCE FOR WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2, 2013 - In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 photo, the Rev. Pat Bumgardner, foreground left, shares a moment of personal prayer with Tonie Boykin during Communion at the Sunday worship service at Metropolitan Community Church of New York in New York. Since 1968, Metropolitan Community Churches have been a spiritual refuge for openly gay Christians. MCC now has more than 240 congregations in the U.S. and overseas. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)