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Schaefer Decision Doesn't Change UMC's Homosexuality Stance

The Judicial Council's ruling that affirms the reinstatement of the Rev. Frank Schaefer doesn't mean that The United Methodist Church's stand against homosexual practice has changed. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Issues 2 Comments

Image from Julie Wood's YouTube video about the impact of United Methodism's anti-LGBT policies on her son, Ben.

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Mother's Video About UMC's Anti-LGBT Stance Captures Online Attention

A video by Julie Wood describes how a misguided youth worker used United Methodism's anti-LGBT stance to bully her teen-age son, who ultimately killed himself. more »

Oct 26, 2014 Issues 1 Comments

LGBT Prejudice Mirrors Racism and Sexism

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell, a veteran of the Civil Rights era, finds that the United Methodist Church's anti-LGBT stances reflect similar historic prejudices against women and people of color. more »

Oct 24, 2014 Human Sexuality 1 Comments

Members of the Virginia delegation huddle to discuss possible next steps after the United Methodist Judicial Council ruled the proposed "Plan UMC" for church restructuring to be unconstitutional during the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla.

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Early Warning Proposed for General Conference Legislation

An experimental panel of researchers to review petitions to General Conference for consistency and constitutionality has been proposed by the Commission on the General Conference. more »

Oct 24, 2014 Issues 2 Comments