Obituary: The Rev. Lyle Christianson became activist for social justice

  • by: Brandon Stahl , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 28, 2014 - 7:51 PM

He intended to study physics, wondering if science and religion could be melded together. But the more he studied, the more Lyle Christianson felt a calling to go into ministry. He eventually became a Methodist minister and by the time he retired in 1991 he presided over Minnesota churches that were open to all people, including gays and lesbians.

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