Western Jurisdiction Bishops Pledge Safe Harbor for LGBTQ+ United Methodist Clergy

Bishops Seek Support as New 2020 Restrictions Loom



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Western Jurisdiction

This is hardly surprising. They are pledging to not follow the BoD. OK then. Let the WJ depart from The UMC and carry on. Seems simple to me.

Kevin 245 days ago

Western Jurisdiction

It seems to me that those who voted for the Traditional Plan totally removed God's Love from the Book of Discipline.

In the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus uses the Samaritan - hated and despised by the Jews - to illustrate how God wants us to behave in the world. That and other words and actions by Christ tell me that God, as exemplified by the actions and words of His Son, loves EVERYBODY - and we are commanded to do the same.

The Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction are acknowledging God's Love as an essential piece of the Methodist faith.

Wendy Kreider 243 days ago

Did anyone?

Just wondering... Did even one of our episcopal leaders raise a question with this? It is always crucial to remember: we are a voluntary society and that we have never claimed that one must be a Methodist in order to be a Christian. If the Western Jurisdiction bishops find our church unjust they do have options.

Frank Ashton 245 days ago

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