Bishops Amend What's Heading for 2019 General Conference

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No Peace

“The Council of Bishops encourages the entire church in this season to hear the words of the apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:3, that we ‘make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,’” said Bishop Carter....

There can be no "unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace". Every proposed plan provides official approbation for those who purposefully seek to injure LGBT members of the UMC. One cannot 'play nice' with someone who seeks to destroy you.

Ben 72 days ago

Clarification requested

Ben, could you explain to us who is seeking to “destroy you”? What does “destroy you” look like to you? Please also clarify what it means that one cannot “‘play nice’”. Do you intend to play naughty or unkindly? What does that look like? It certainly does not sound loving! I don’t understand.

Scott 71 days ago

GC 2019

Why would it take months to do the translations? I suspect that the delay simply allows for more monkey business by the COB. Yeah, I have trust issues.

Kevin 76 days ago

Time constraints

So at what point should the laity now expect to have the nuts and bolts in writing for each proposal that met the deadline as set forth in our beleaguered Book of Discipline? One gets the sense that those Bishops who control a majority of the COB have lost confidence in an open process by which a majority of the General Conference will vote on what our BOD is to say on the issue at hand. Are they afraid of promoting or rejecting the gracious exit proposals which both sides apparently believe are necessary so proponents of either viewpoint can live with their respective consciences on the issue at hand should the vote not go their way? I'm sorry if I sound mistrustful of our COB but after the colossal "mistake" in the wording of the proposed amendment relating to gender equality, one has to wonder what's truly going on with this group.

John 76 days ago


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