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What’s Happening at the UMC Conference Today

02 May

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Read this powerful article about the fight over full inclusion of LGBTQ at the UMC Conference.

Here is the statement that I find problematic:

“The United Methodist Church officially affirms the sacred worth of every person, regardless of sexual orientation.”

In other words, “You are a person of sacred worth. Sort of. You could do better. Too bad you are gay. If you weren’t, you would really be a person of sacred worth. Then we would ordain you and everything.”

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3 Comments

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Blogging With Jane

 

3 responses to “What’s Happening at the UMC Conference Today

  1. Jim Wagner

    May 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    The United Methodist Book of Discipline, while affirming the sacred worth of all, also says that the “practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.” What Bible are they reading?

     
    • janewillan

      May 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      No kidding. Have you seen the video For the Bible Tells Me So?

       
  2. John

    May 4, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Wesley’s use of quadralateral; Scripture, Reason, Traditon and Experience at present seems to be out of balance. Tradition seems to be the dominant input, with the status quo which is basically homophobic and non-inclusive. This dominance of Tradition is “justified” through scriptural interpretatons seeming to allow treatment of LGBT persons as of lesser status…through the failure to apply Reason to our understandings of human sexuality (both homosexual and heterosexual)…and through ignoring of the Experience of the changing occuring about us in our modern society.

     

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