Bishop Allyson D. Nelson Abrams stepped down from her position as pastor of Zion Progressive Baptist Church in Detroit after revealing that she was married to a woman.

Bishop Abrams married Bishop Emeritus Diana Williams in March, but wasn’t ready to share it with the public yet.

From NewsOne:

“I could have been like so many people are and lied and said it’s not true,” Abrams, 43, said. ”But that’s not how I was raised and, as a Christian, I was always taught to be a truthful individual. So when it came up I said, ‘OK. I need to be honest with my congregation and tell them truth about what was a great event for me.”’

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She informed her congregation of her married and resignation on October 6. Abrams stepped down because she did not want to be a distraction. Many of the members showed support of Abrams.

Abrams, also resigned for her position as co-editor of “The Baptist Progress,” a nationally published magazine.

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