June 20 Marks Four Significant Elections

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Diversity? What a joke

So by progressive logic, packing a delegation with nothing but SJWs that will subvert Christian theology for being culturally correct is improving diversity? And these delegates are supposed to meet with those they are supposed to represent, and prayerfully consider viewpoints of those they pulled every nasty trick to defeat to be delegates? These folks make Congressmen look honest by comparison. Progressives will not be happy until they force the disintegration of the church and make the Presbyterians look reasonable.

Tim Claus 48 days ago

VA Conference Not Conservative Since 2000

The Va annual conference has not been a conservative stronghold since 2000 when bishop Kammerer was foisted on us. She did everything she could to turn hard left and was quite successful. Add in all the Wesley seminary uber-liberal grads that land here and you have an annual conference that will soon slide off the left side of the cliff. If not for the uninformed pew potatoes and the "my family has been methodist for umpteen generations and I'll never leave" crowd, the Virginia annual conference would be seeing an even steeper loss of members and attendees. It's interesting that the UMC mirrors Virginia politics. If you get rid of the Peoples Republic of Northern Virginia, Richmond and its suburbs, and Tidewater, the rest of the state is quite traditional, both politically and theologically.

Daniel 90 days ago

Whut?

So if you eliminate the 25% of the geography that holds 70% of the people....

pew potatoes did make me laugh, though.

JR 89 days ago

This cannot continue,

You can serve Christ or serve the world and popular culture. For those in the US whom have believed the\is propaganda being spread, erosion works the very same way, slowly and very systematically. You don not even realize what has happened until it is gone. For those whom still resolve to let the liberal be liberal and all do as they choose and sin is not really sin, if an individual believes it is not, there has come a time to take a stand. The Swedish Church has created a LGBTQ View of the Bible for Children, identifies Jesus as ‘Queer’ and Joseph as transvestite. It is only a matter of short time before some of the “enlightened” persons that profess to be christian will want to not only change methodist doctrine and but actually reword the Bible to suit their own agenda. Christians are not to be influenced by the world (culture), but to influence the world. This is not happening to many misguided in the methodist church today.

Tracy 93 days ago

Exactly!

"You can serve Christ or serve the world and popular culture." And that is exactly what those who promote bigotry and hatred against our LGBTQ+ Sisters and Brothers are doing! They are trying to make an organization, a church body, conform to their petty prejudices. Thank you!

George Nixon Shuler 91 days ago

Proof reading

I think the first paragraph should say …
"not one traditionalist was elected …. ".

Metho-Anglican 93 days ago

Thank you

That has been corrected.

John Astle (United Methodist Insight) 93 days ago

Virginia

Having seen the Virginia Conference in action the progressives are ready to do their happy dance. The traditionalists are thinking about thier options.

Kevin 93 days ago

Happy Dancing????

Not a happy dance, but both N C conferences voted against the WCA. It appears to be a land slide. Many of the winning delegates are young women. The best way to lose an election was to publicly state that you were associated with the WCA.

Metho-Anglican 92 days ago

Virginia/Western NC

There is likely a strong contingent of unhappy campers in those two conferences, but I would imagine that most of the GC 2019 delegates had been One Church Plan supporters.

It's hard to figure out the labels. At the start of reviewing this topic, I felt like centrist would be someone who supports our current compromise. But that's not the case, you have to be a supporter of gay marriage to be a 'centrist'.

Anonymous 93 days ago

What is the current compromise?

Not excommunicating LGBTQ+?

JR 90 days ago

Well..

Our policy regarding self-avowed, practicing homosexuals give a tremendous amount of leeway. The BoD spells out a policy that does everything except affirm the practice of homosexuality. We allow homosexuals to become preachers. We support everyone having the legal rights of marriage. There was a time when our policies would have been considered very liberal.

Anonymous 89 days ago

June 20

I’d betcha if The Discipline allowed gambling and no one here would disobey The Discipline - the Traditionalists didn’t get elected because they’ve been busy packing. All anyone has to do is just walk off. Thank you.

Richard F Hicks 93 days ago

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