Thomas Ogletree

Bullshit Meter

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The Rev. Drew B. McIntyre takes strong objection to recent administrative decisions regarding clergy who have performed same-sex marriages Read more

Perspectives 4 Comments

Bishop McLee Memoriam

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New York Area Bishop Martin D. McLee, who made news recently by suspending church trials over gay marriages in his area, has died. Read more

In the Church


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The Rev. Drew B. McIntyre contends that dialogue on human sexuality isn't dead in the church, nor should it be if we are to be faithful to our Christian vocation. Read more

Advocating Justice

Discipline Wesley

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Bishop Martin D. McLee's courage in calling "time out" on clergy trials in New York Conference gives the entire denomination breathing space to listen for God's guidance regarding LGBT relationships. Read more

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The Rev. Randall Paige, one of the two complainants in charges against the Rev. Thomas W. Ogletree, issued a response March 10 to the "just resolution" decision of the New York Conference. Read more

In the Church

Bishop Martin D. McLee

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Dr. Thomas Ogletree will not face a church trial for having presided at his gay son's wedding, while Bishop Martin D. McLee suspends trials for clergy accused of performing same-sex marriages. Read more

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The impending church trial of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Ogletree for conducting his gay son's wedding isan opportunity for United Methodists to begin fixing the "crime" of discriminating against LGBT people and their families, writes Rev. Becca Girrell. Read more


Thomas Ogletree

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The Rev. Thomas Ogletree, a United Methodist pastor and retired dean of Yale Divinity School, will be tried March 12 in Stamford, Conn., for officiating at the wedding of his gay son. Read more

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Wesleyan Quadrilateral

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In Defense of 'Experience' and the Wesleyan Quadrilateral

The Rev. Morgan Guyton defends the place of human experience in John Wesley's four-part theological method, currently under fire as being misused by those who support marriage equality. Read more

May 15, 2013 11:15 AM Morgan Guyton 1 Comments

Methodist Federation for Social Action issues a statement in support of the Rev. Thomas Ogletree, facing a church trial for performing his son's same-sex wedding. Read more

In the Church

Ogletree Poster

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And So It Begins Again: #UMC Clergy Trial

The Rev. Jeremy Smith looks at the controversy surrounding United Methodist statesman Dr. Thomas Ogletree, now under fire for having conducted a marriage ceremony for his gay son and his partner in New York, where such unions are legal. Read more

May 11, 2013 10:44 AM Jeremy Smith 3 Comments