Bishops' Action Leads to Questions

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Moving Sideways

Prior to the initial 'fight' in General Convention, the popular choices regarding sexuality were essentially: status quo, full inclusion, one/connectional church.

After General Convention the essential options were: status quo, full inclusion, one/connectional church.

After The Way Forward Commission, the essential options were: status quo, full inclusion (still by popular demand), one/connectional church.

After the Bishop review: status quo, full inclusion (by popular demand), one/connectional church.

I see no progress. What I do see is a lot of wasted time and money, as the Powers That Be continue to avoid the topic of GLBT inclusion.

Only two things are clear: bigotry persists in the UMC, and white males still rule.

Ben 179 days ago

Bishops' action

If the bishops do not know what they agreed to do how can they explain it to the rest of us? A leadership failure on their part. If the special GC goes sideways we will have a real mess to contend with at GC 2020.

Kevin 181 days ago


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    "The Judicial Council’s work compellingly shows that our denomination is in schism and has been for some years and if we really want to heal this schism, then (dare I say it?) we have to back up and try our best to answer basic questions. What is it, actually, that unites United Methodists? ...  If doctrines do not define church, then we don’t know our identity or mission. If we don’t know our identity and mission, we will never be able to agree on what constitutes appropriate or inappropriate behavior and we will never be able to exercise meaningful accountability."

– The Rev. Steven Rankin, in a post "Judicial Council Proves We're Already in Schism"

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