Rev. Anna Blaedel

The Rev. Anna Blaedel, targeted by the Institute on Religion and Democracy as a "self-avowed practicing homosexual," has agreed to a "just resolution" that essentially removes her from United Methodist ministry. Read more

Ordained Ministry 5 Comments

More than 400 Indiana United Methodists have signed a letter in support of the Rev. Anna Blaedel, who faces the possibility of a church trial over their sexual orientation. Read more

Ordained Ministry 10 Comments

The Rev. Bill Cotton finds that a key passage in Hebrews advocates letting go of the sins that burden us. Read more

Ordained Ministry 2 Comments

Anna Blaedel

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The Rev. Anna Blaedel will be tried for a third time on a charge of violating the Book of Discipline for being a queer person in ordained ministry. Read more

Views from a Ridge 2 Comments

The Rev. William D. Cotton challenges the coming investigation of his colleague, the Rev. Anna Blaedel, as persecution of her because of her sexual orientation. Read more

Perspectives 7 Comments

Our Movement Forward emphasized the voices of LGBTQ persons and people of color, drawing many participants who are ready to create a new form of Methodism Read more

In the Church 2 Comments

An embattled Iowa clergywoman has resigned as a campus minister, while support grows for a Florida pastor facing charges for performing a same-sex wedding. Read more