By Rev. Dr. Gil Caldwell
By Matt Berryman
By Matt Berryman, Executive Director
By Rev. Anna Blaedel
A statement of Reconciling Ministries Network
NYAC Board of Ordained Ministry engages Biblical Obedience and ends discrimination against LGBTQ candidates for ministry
But what kind of “rules” tell these faithful Christian men who attend Mass every Sunday that God won’t be able to be part of their marriage?
What the Discipline does is more sinister than exclusion; it is coercion and oppression. It has no way of knowing who is queer until we voluntarily identify ourselves.
However, the message of Epiphany calls me to join the Rev. Meyers and to seek justice and resolution. Too many colleagues and churches are affected by this great wound in The United Methodist Church.
The Gospel is compromised when it limits grace, when it fails to set us free.
Let us lift up our holy sister, Ginny Mikita, join hands in solidarity, and pray for the liberation of our leaders.
He believes there is room at God’s Table for everyone.
I did what I did because I am pastor to those vulnerable children, homeless youth, migrant workers and differently abled people among many others.
We are exhausted by church leaders whose fidelity to institutional covenants and rules trump their own personal commitments to Christ and to the gospel.
He left a life-long ministry that any United Methodist should hope to learn from.
By Jarell Wilson: God is calling us to a new way of doing things.
I was fired because I’m gay.
At the closing of the day, representatives of MFSA, MIND, Love Prevails, and Reconciling Ministries Network issued this joint statement:
We cannot continue temple business as usual and act like this is acceptable!
Through this incredibly transformational journey, we began to witness the Beloved Community. We also began to fall in love.
LGBTQ newlyweds in Idaho can go to work wearing their wedding rings and be fired for being gay.
All of us there for one purpose, to celebrate and witness the legal marriages of 50 LGBTQ couples.