Money, Ministry and the Global UMC



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Africa and Money

Obviously progressives are threatening to withhold money if the Africans vote with the evangelicals. Shameful, and racist. Demonstrates the need for separating.

Mike Childs more than 7 years ago

quid pro quo

It would be nice if our support for their ministry was contingent upon their support of the US as a central conference making our own rules about sexuality. In return they could do the same.

Jeff more than 7 years ago

quid pro quo

And would you extend this permission to each local church? Just wondering.

Robert P. Hilldrup more than 7 years ago

I'm not sure

In reply to Robert, I think the relevant passage of the Discipline is paragraph 2533 Board of Trustees' Powers and Limitations: "the Board of Trustees shall not prevent or interfere with the pastor in the use of the said property for religious services or other proper meetings or purposes recognized by the law, usages, and customs of The United Methodist Church or permit the use of said property for religious or other meetings without the consent of the pastor, or in the pastor's absence, the consent of the district superintendent..."
I would be okay with the rules being changed to allow the church to refuse to host a same gender wedding as long as the pastor was not prevented from performing the ceremony elsewhere.

Jeff more than 7 years ago

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