February 13th, 2016


Here I stand

I was asked recently about The United Methodist Church’s stand on homosexuality and same-sex marriage, and on my opinions of the same. This is a minefield for many of us, who would rather deal with other things, but it is of prime importance to many others. Some of those others are traditionalists or evangelicals, who want The UMC to hold the line and enforce its rules; others are progressives or radicals, who want The UMC to embrace the new normal and drop all impediments to full inclusion of gays including same-sex marriage and ordination of gay clergy. In the end, none of us are going to be able to avoid delivering our souls on this set of issues. So here’s where I come from.Collapse )