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 more than 3 years ago

Notable Quotes 


"When one’s power, authority, or position is derived from demarcating and defending orthodoxy, then singling out more heretics is always necessary. The status one holds depends on maintaining loyalties and passing purity tests."

– Baptist pastor Brian Kaylor, "The Tragedy of Russell Moore" in Religion & Politics.

  

"The choice before every theologian and church leader is clear: either the tradition of the church tells us who we are, or we read the Scriptures in light of who we understand ourselves to be."

– Robert A. Hunt, Perkins School of Theology, in a Facebook post on Catholic bishops proposing to deny communion to President Joe Biden over his support for legal abortion.

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