Connectional Table to Propose Changing LGBT Stance



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Headlight/Tail Light

The UMC pulled off the side of the road, turned out the lights, and let four denominations pass us by!
We can't even see their tail lights.

Wayne Montgomery - KS more than 8 years ago

Which ones?

And where are they going?

George Nixon Shuler more than 8 years ago

lgbt stance you cannot rewrite God's laws

You cannot "loose or bind" sin. You can forgive those who trespass against you and if you do not forgive them God will not forgive you. (Matthew 6:15) This does not mean we have the right to forgive or condemn those who sin against God. That is God's job not your job. You cannot write a sin into law. You cannot have same sex marriage and you cannot have ministers who blatantly sins or they will be punished even worse. (II Peter 2 and Hebrews 10:26-31) How dare you mock God. You will be destroyed. (II Peter 3:10) Not just the physical earth and celestial heavens but your soul will have eternal damnation.

Chad Jacobs more than 8 years ago

a necessary step

I am grateful to the Connectional Table for voting to draft legislation to fully include lgbt Methodists. How this will play out is unknown. Since two active Bishops proposed it, it may show that the Council of Bishops are prepared to support lgbt equality. It's hard to imagine how there will be enough votes at General Conference to approve it. Perhaps the Bishops need to see how the annual conferences react to this push for equality in order to decide what they will propose. Perhaps the legislation will include a provision to make the US a Central Conference and to allow Central Conferences to decide whether or not to allow noncelibate gay clergy and same sex marriage. There isn't much time before the legislative deadline of October, 2015.

Jeff more than 8 years ago