LGBTQ rights

United Methodist students and seminarians joined thousands of other Filipinos in a Pride Parade in late June to show their support for LGBTQIA+ people's rights. Read more

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A leaked copy of President Trump's proposed executive order on religious freedom shows it may violate the U.S. Constitution, say legal experts. Its language may also imperil United Methodism's "freedom of the pulpit" and Social Principles. Read more

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Edmonds UMC Audience

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A Muslim, an immigrant, a lesbian and community leaders shared how they faced welcome and prejudice in American society today, and what United Methodists can do to care for their vulnerable neighbors. Read more

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After the first week of the 2016 General Conference, the Rev. Jeremy Smith decides that mandated agreement over LGBTQ Inclusion is not necessary, or even practical, in our global denomination. Read more

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Chris Owens looks at the contentious atmosphere of the 2016 General Conference from the perspective of the Apostle Paul's counsel to another quarreling church. Read more

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Cynthia Meyer and Supporters

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Bishop Scott J. Jones has referred a complaint against the Rev. Cynthia Meyer to church counsel, bringing her one step closer to a church trial for disclosing her lesbian sexuality to her congregation in January. Read more

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