ABC’s Latest Queer Storyline: Eli Stone‘s FTM Priest

Ever the progressive network, ABC last night introduced the latest in its series of LGBT-oriented storylines. Eli Stone — where Angelina Jolie’s ex-husband Jonny Lee Miller plays a do-gooding attorney in touch with God’s will — handled the case of the Rev. Michelle Stills, now the Rev. Michael Stills, a female-to-male transgendered priest who lost his job because of the sex change, inviting all sorts of “religious freedoms vs. discrimination law” fun. (The fictional church’s argument: It’s a contract dispute, since they enlisted Michelle to work for them, not Michael.) We won’t spoil the ending, so read the recap here, or watch the full episode on ABC.com here.