We Are All Afraid in the UMC. Great. Can We Move On Yet?

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My Fear

As an LGBT Methodist, I fear being raped by conservative christians. This is, unfortunately, a realistic fear.

No matter what individual UMC members might believe, rightly or wrongly, about the LGBT community, all caustic anti-LGBT language and policies must be extinguished from the UMC, if for no other reason than to preclude the fanning of LGBT hatred.

I have a right to exist and worship without fear. God loves me, too.

Ben 114 days ago

Let not your heart be troubled...

There are plenty of United Methodists fighting for full inclusion of LGBTs. I believe we will succeed in removing the hateful language within a decade.

There is no further need to dialogue with those bigoted against our LGBT brothers and sisters. If they were people acting ethically they would change their position.

We are kind of like the guy in an old (and racist) joke. He was a regular diner at a restaurant [ethnicity of owner omitted to excise racist content]. Every time he and his wife came in they were greeted by the owner.

Once, the guy came in by himself. He owner asked him, "Where is your lovely wife?"

He answered, "We're divorced now."

The owner responded, "You're better off without her."

Likewise we will be better off without the right-wing cauci in our midst.

George Nixon Shuler 111 days ago

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