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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 ...

Jeffrey Martin Conn, Ivelisse Feliciano and 23 others like this

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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   ·  1 day ago

Louise SmithThis is interesting and good to know. Thanks, Elaine. Hugs.20 hours ago

Richard GlodoI happen to be gay, soooo........until the church changes, no chance !1 day ago

Tina Marie Toddmore info at ¶ 1314 "Office Of Deaconess and Home Missioner", in the Book Of Discipline1 day ago

Tina Marie Toddinformation: prod.umwomen.org:88/dhm1 day ago

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

Elizabeth 'Brooke' Conklin, Betsy Rhodes Norton and 23 others like this

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Haley EdwardsOh what beautiful couple. Congratulations to you both. Ox2   ·  6 days ago

Jenna Carodiskey-WiebeMay God bless your marriage always!2   ·  6 days ago

Larry GrierAwesome....Congratulations....1   ·  4 days ago

Preston PriceJean says: "So cute!"1   ·  4 days ago

Kip EldridgeCongratulations, you both look wonderful1   ·  4 days ago

Ross D FrankelHandsome couple!1   ·  4 days ago

Tyler NuzumChicago!1   ·  5 days ago

Dave NuckolsRecommend a longer honeymoon. :)1   ·  5 days ago

Miguel ReyesLove Chicago1   ·  5 days ago

Beth Beyer AbbottBlessings for a long and happy life together!1   ·  5 days 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   ·  5 days 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   ·  6 days ago

Stacey Sarnicolaadorable!1   ·  6 days ago

Jan Xaver HraškoSo sweet! Congrats! :)1   ·  6 days ago

Alma Gzz de EurestyFELICIDAFES.!!!1   ·  6 days ago

Missy JaynesCongrats to the new married couple! Best of wishes!1   ·  6 days ago

Joy T WattsWoo hoo! Congratulations you two!1   ·  6 days ago

David W. MeredithCongratulations to your both!1   ·  6 days ago

Mary Beth HarrisCongratulations and much happiness.1   ·  6 days ago

Linda FrameSweet!!!!!! Many Happy years to you both!!!!!1   ·  6 days ago

Donna Brown SmithCongrats!!! Picked the prettiest city to get married in!!! YAY!1   ·  6 days ago

Bob GlavinCongratulations1   ·  6 days ago

Donna WallaceCongratulations! You had a beautiful day all around !1   ·  6 days ago

Julie SpelmanBeautiful day for a wedding!! Congratulations.1   ·  6 days ago

Chris EarlyIn My Kinda Town! Congrats!!1   ·  6 days ago

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