Keep Discipline's stance on sex at GC2012

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Including All Methodists

My mother was called by God to become a Minister and earned her Theology degree in 1936, yet the church barred her from the Ministry. In his famous quote, Pastor Martin Niemöller points out the danger in the UMC not including all who are called to be Christians & serve as they are called:
"First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me."
If LGBT Methodists who are called by God can have their Christianity limited by we humans, then who among us could not likewise be limited. How can such arbitrary interference in God's work be the act of a Christian Community? Godspeed the UMC's deliverance from its oppressive doctrine.

karen larsen more than 5 years ago

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Bishop Laurie Haller delivers the Episcopal Address at the 2017 session of the Iowa Annual Conference.“Are you modeling the love of Christ to everyone who walks through the doors of your churches? What are you doing outside your buildings for the people most in need in your communities, the state of Iowa, and this world? Are all of your many activities making a difference? Where’s your runway?”

– Bishop Laurie Haller in her first episcopal address to the Iowa Annual Conference.

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