Church Separation Calmly Considered

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Interesting points.

Long story short: in 20 years this'll be a dead issue anyhow. People who now spew hatred against LGBTQ people are going be denying they ever did, just like Whites who spewed hatred against Blacks were denying they ever did by 1985.

But it is true people now, including some UMCers in the seventies and eighties, in places like Gadsen, Alabama or Lucas, Kansas, would support removing that horrible "practice of homosexuality" language, as long as they don't have to say so in front of haters they know. If we get to decide which way to go by secret ballot, we will find progressive voices from Bend, Oregon, to Sarasota, Florida.

George Nixon Shuler 358 days ago


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     "Fundamentalist Christians have moved the theological needle so far to the right that the Gospel is said by them to be a 'progressive agenda.' It's not – it's the Gospel. We must keep preaching Jesus' message of the Kingdom of God (over against the kingdoms of this world) rooted in love (not legalism) and aimed toward reconciliation (not division). The Pharisees alleged Jesus' message was a 'liberal agenda.' It wasn't – it was the Gospel."

– The Rev. Dr. Steve Harper in a Facebook post.

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