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Male Employee Fired from Children's Ministry

Children's Home of Lubbock is a non-profit west Texas ministry founded in 1954 and sponsored by Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock. According to the church's website, the children's home is committed to bringing "hope, healing, a sense of worth and value to the lives of fatherless, abused, and neglected children."

The Christian children's home became the subject of controversy this month when Casey Stegall, a 22-year-old male college student, was fired from the ministry. Stegall, who had worked at the home as a child caregiver for 14 months, describes himself as a "gay Christian."

However, Stegall's employment at the children's home came to an end earlier this month after he invited his male "fiance" to meet a group of teenage boys under his care. According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Stegall used a planned day trip out of the children's home as an opportunity to introduce his homosexual partner to the youth.

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Casey Stegall

Casey Stegall