With Friends Like These

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Good luck with that

When it comes to the American United Methodist Church, I have my own tale of hurt, frustration and disenfranchisement. And I am a white heterosexual female. (My problems with the church are strictly spiritual and have absolutely nothing to do with my race, gender or sexuality.) Currently, the denominational and local leadership is too busy trying to keep the church afloat and they do not have time to listen to anybody's story from the pew.

betsy 127 days ago

What kind of friend will I be?

I will be a true friend and tell the truth. The truth is same-sex relationships are sinful. To tell someone they are not sinning in this respect is so unloving and untruthful. The Bible is clear about this. Jesus directed us to repent, which means to turn from sin. We don't want to trap people in sin when God wants them to repent and be forgiven.

Skipper 128 days ago

Except

The assertion "The truth is same-sex relationships are sinful" is not based on facts, instead it is a statement of opinion devoid of evidence and informed by prejudice..

George Nixon Shuler 125 days ago


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         "We need to be gentle with ourselves and give ourselves permission to grieve continued injustice and denominational harm. Lent is maybe the best time of the liturgical year to pause and sit with whatever we are feeling or not feeling right now, especially before we make big decisions. It brings to mind what the disciples might have gone through in those days between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, when maybe they could affirm there would be more to the story but did not yet know what new life was going to come forth."

– T. C. Morrow in a sermon, "Stay the Course," given Sunday, March 17 at Foundry UMC, Washington, D.C. Republished with permission from her Facebook page.

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