LGBTQ acceptance

By an overwhelming majority, Greater New Jersey Conference adopts proposal allowing local congregations to decide how to include LGBTQ people in ministry and mission in opposition to increased restrictions going into effect Jan. 1. Read more

UMC Future

United Methodist Women's support of organizations that help gay youths should be commended and backed by all church members, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

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LGBTQ allies staged their demonstration so as not to disrupt annual conference proceedings. Read more

General Conference 2019

The rainbow pennant torn down from the Rev. William Trench's church was "only a flag" in its physical form, but it represented so much more. Read more


LGBTQ Acceptance

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Longtime United Methodist leader Tracy Merrick of Western Pennsylvania disputes Rev. Keith Boyette's assertion that the Wesleyan Covenant Association welcomes LGBTQ people Read more

Perspectives 10 Comments

The Rev. Jeremy Smith gives a nuanced explanation of the stages from LGBTQ+ exclusion to full inclusion in church. Read more

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