After watching the United Methodist Church discriminate against gays and lesbians for years without protest, the 60-year old pastor at Austin's Grace United Methodist Church set out on a two-week hunger strike last spring. Moore started his fast to coincide with an international bishops conference in Austin, hoping to convince church leaders to take a stand against such bigotry. Moore's fast resulted in the conference issuing a statement expressing "concern" for the mistreatment of gays and lesbians.
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