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Being Forced to Freely Choose: A Note on Agency and Victim Blaming in The UMC

by Billy Kluttz Amidst great progress for LGBTQ people in The United Methodist Church, many friends and family members have asked me why I would leave a denominat...
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Many laywomen and laymen are called to cutting-edge ministries as deaconesses and home missioners. Could this be a calling for you? ... See MoreSee Less

Deaconesses and Home Missioners are laywomen and laymen who are called by God to be in a lifetime relationship in The United ...

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Mark Alan McRobertsI was told in the 1980's that I could not be a layman nor could I in ministry under any circumstance by my campus minister. It really destroyed my relationship with the church for a decade then naturally I came back as I come from a multi generation Methodist family. Yes, I would be a layman but I want to be a 100% equal UMC member, I want everything that everybody else has. No more just equal. I'm Methodist thru and thru but at some time I may decided to cut bait and leave the entire church.3   ·  5 days ago

Louise SmithThis is interesting and good to know. Thanks, Elaine. Hugs.4 days ago

Richard GlodoI happen to be gay, soooo........until the church changes, no chance !4 days ago

Tina Marie Toddmore info at ¶ 1314 "Office Of Deaconess and Home Missioner", in the Book Of Discipline5 days ago

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Congratulations to RMN Operations Manager Dr. Ted Jackson and Keith as they get married today! ... See MoreSee Less

Brooklyn Scouts for Equality, First United Methodist Church of Melrose, MA and 23 others like this

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Haley EdwardsOh what beautiful couple. Congratulations to you both. Ox2   ·  1 week ago

Jenna Carodiskey-WiebeMay God bless your marriage always!2   ·  1 week ago

Larry GrierAwesome....Congratulations....1   ·  1 week ago

Preston PriceJean says: "So cute!"1   ·  1 week ago

Kip EldridgeCongratulations, you both look wonderful1   ·  1 week ago

Ross D FrankelHandsome couple!1   ·  1 week ago

Tyler NuzumChicago!1   ·  1 week ago

Dave NuckolsRecommend a longer honeymoon. :)1   ·  1 week ago

Miguel ReyesLove Chicago1   ·  1 week ago

Beth Beyer AbbottBlessings for a long and happy life together!1   ·  1 week ago

Andrew ArmstrongCongratulations guy's we hope that you are as happy we are. We have been together 21years and 8 years civil partnership. Xxxxxxxxxxx1   ·  1 week ago

Will Rogerhi it will in myrtle beach,sc i wont to marry my husband here in myrtle beach,sc what do we need to get marry1   ·  1 week ago

Stacey Sarnicolaadorable!1   ·  1 week ago

Jan Xaver HraškoSo sweet! Congrats! :)1   ·  1 week ago

Alma Gzz de EurestyFELICIDAFES.!!!1   ·  1 week ago

Missy JaynesCongrats to the new married couple! Best of wishes!1   ·  1 week ago

Joy T WattsWoo hoo! Congratulations you two!1   ·  1 week ago

David W. MeredithCongratulations to your both!1   ·  1 week ago

Mary Beth HarrisCongratulations and much happiness.1   ·  1 week ago

Linda FrameSweet!!!!!! Many Happy years to you both!!!!!1   ·  1 week ago

Donna Brown SmithCongrats!!! Picked the prettiest city to get married in!!! YAY!1   ·  1 week ago

Bob GlavinCongratulations1   ·  1 week ago

Donna WallaceCongratulations! You had a beautiful day all around !1   ·  1 week ago

Julie SpelmanBeautiful day for a wedding!! Congratulations.1   ·  1 week ago

Chris EarlyIn My Kinda Town! Congrats!!1   ·  1 week ago

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