Freedom and Connectionalism –The Wesleyan Way!

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The question is what does GC think.

It's the bishop's opinion that these issues are not essentials but opinions. But it's the GC delegates opinions that matter.

It's just very hard to have a called ministry as is, but now we are going to require conservatives to take openly gay preachers. That seems like a tough nut to crack. Yea, I know, the conservatives have protections until you've run off enough conservatives so that they don't. Without a called ministry, these issues would go away, but the called ministry is one of the big ways that we have successfully pushed our churches to greater social justice. We seem to be killing the goose that they laid the golden egg.

Chad 62 days ago


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     Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata preaches on the healing power of love at the April 26 evening service at the 2012 General Conference."To be God’s people is to be reminded that God is the Creator of each of us. We are all part of the human family. And in our human relationships we come face-to-face with a wide and wonderfully diverse family of individuals each unique but each beloved by God. Although we do not always agree, I believe it is important for us to know that we hold more in common with one another than any differences that keep us from caring for one another."

– Bishop Bob Hoshibata, God’s People Journeying Together, Desert Southwest Annual Conference website.

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