Human Sexuality

General Church
The Rev. Molly Vetter. Photo by Allison Knight.

Commentary: Grateful for gifts of LGBTQ in church

The Rev. Molly Vetter says that throughout her life, she has been blessed by the gifts of mentors and colleagues in ministry who are LGBTQ.
General Church
The Rev. Israel I. Alvaran. Photo courtesy the Rev. Alvaran.

Commentary: Grace is not up for a vote

A Filipino LGBTQ clergyman writes about his fears concerning General Conference 2019.
General Church
The Revs. Mike Slaughter (front) and Adam Hamilton speak in favor of legislation during the denomination's 2012 General Conference in Tampa, Fla. The two are part of Uniting Methodists, which is urging delegates at 2019 General Conference to delay until 2020 passing an exit plan for churches. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Group urges GC2019 to defer exit plans

The Uniting Methodists, an unofficial advocacy group, is urging delegates to refer all exit plan petitions to the 2020 General Conference.
Social Concerns
The Rev. James McCormick Photo courtesy of the Rev. McCormick.

Commentary: 'Be careful using the Bible'

A retired pastor feels it’s hard to cite scripture to oppose modern views on homosexuality when the Bible has been used to condone practices we now consider immoral.

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