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Monday, February 28, 2011

Hero of church shooting says she's unwelcome after coming out as gay

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Jeanne Assam, who stopped a gunman that attacked her Colorado Springs church in 2007, says that church leaders let her know that she was no longer welcome, after Assam told them she is gay.

The church's pastor denies that, saying everyone is welcome there. Assam, who broke the news at a fund raiser for the gay community, says they didn't use the word "unwelcome" but insists the meaning was clear.

You might remember the original shooting. Per the Denver Post:

That morning, 24-year-old Matthew Murray shot and killed two parishioners after having killed two other people the night before at a training center for Christian missionaries in Arvada. Assam, a member of New Life serving as a volunteer security guard, fired repeatedly at Murray, wounding him and pinning him down. He then shot himself.

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