- Laurie Goodstein, The New York Times - The United Methodist Church, at its convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, voted not to change long-contested wording in its book of laws and doctrines that calls homosexuality “incompatible with Christian teaching.” The vote was 61 percent to 39 percent against the change to the church’s “Book [...]
- Irie Price, Lubbock Online - Two Lubbock-area delegates are among the nearly 1,000 attending and voting in the United Methodist Church’s General Conference meeting taking place in Tampa, Fla. The Rev. Jimmy Nunn, Northwest Texas UMC conference director of mission and administration/church development, and the Rev. Rich Jones, pastor of Wolfforth UMC, will vote [...]
- From MLive - __________________________________________________________ SOUTH HAVEN, MI - Every four years, The United Methodist Church meets somewhere in the United States to hear concerns of its followers. This year, as the Church meets on April 24 in Tampa, Fla., it is anticipating much discussion about the discrimination against homosexuals in the UMC. A local pastor has [...]
On March 8, 2012, twenty-one year old Matthew Vines addressed the congregation of College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas about homosexuality in the Bible. If you are interested in knowing how to engage people in conversation about LGBT inclusion in the church, watch the video below.