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 more than 3 years 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 more than 3 years ago

Notable Quotes 


Jim Winkler, general secretary, National Council of Churches USA (NCC Photo)"Public and sometimes violent acts of racism, white Christian nationalism, anti-immigrant attitudes and xenophobia, along with rising incidents of anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim and other forms of religious bigotry sometimes committed in the name of Christianity, have created an urgency for the churches and the broader culture to recognize the imperative of interreligious engagement for peace-making locally, nationally, and globally."

– United Methodist layman Jim Winkler, top executive of the National Council of Churches USA, in a speech to International Religious Freedom and Peace Conference sponsored by the Mother See of Holy Etchmidzian in Armenia.

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