Response to a Bishop: More than Welcome Needed for LGBT People

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Reconciling Conference

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New England Reconciling Committee more than 1 year ago

Incompatible?

If homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching it's because so much of Christian teaching is incompatible with the teachings of Jesus.

James Boucher more than 1 year ago

You are a brilliant man

The hatred against our LGBTQ brothers and sisters by the religious right operatives within the United Methodist Church - the so-called "renewal" forces - are definitely incompatible with the philosophy of Christ.

George N. Shuler, LCSW more than 1 year ago

Notable Quotes

“We’re all about uplifting people and doing the right thing. We wrap our arms around everyone. Despite the fact that there was someone who came in from the outside, we still open our arms to everyone to come into the church.”
– Angie Smith, a member of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, where a young white man Dylann Roof shot nine members, including its pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, on June 17. Quoted by Religion News Service.


"War, retaliation and retribution are not the answer. The only thing that will conquer hate is our deciding to love. Such is the imperative of discipleship to love. Love that is unconditional. Situations may result in catastrophe. Circumstances may seemingly justify condemnation, but that’s not what Christians are allowed to do. We are not allowed to counter-punch. We are required to love in the face of pain, prejudice and persecution, doing so unconditionally."
– The Rev. F. Willis Johnson, pastor of Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson, Mo., in an essay on the Charleston massacre for Ministry Matters.


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