“It was honest about our disagreement”

Mike Slaughter said of the proposed amendment, by substitution, on homosexuality, to Paragraph 161.F of the Book of Discipline. He said, “It was honest about our disagreement…we are not of one mind.”

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The Rev. Traci C. West speaks about why the Simple Plan matters during a meeting hosted by Drew University Theological School in Madison, N.J. West is a professor of ethics and African-American studies at Drew. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Simple Plan supporters talk strategy

Supporters discuss how legislation that would eliminate all restrictions related to homosexuality could be part of General Conference consideration.
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Commentary: Pastor urges GC2019 delegates to 'be open'

The Rev. Sean C. Turner, pastor of Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, near Charlotte, North Carolina, urges delegates who will attend the special General Conference in February to keep their hearts and minds open and tuned into the spirit of Christ.