The Connectional Table suspended business Nov. 19 for conversation around inclusiveness after a disruption by Love Prevails, a group advocating inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people in the life of The United Methodist Church.
Today a complaint was filed against Bishop Melvin Talbert because he conducted a ceremony to celebrate the marriage of a same-sex couple. We stand by Bishop Talbert and encourage you to contact Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, president of the Council of Bishops, … Continue reading →
I received this message from Faithful America today. I encourage all of you to read it and sign the petition to Bishop Johnson, which you can find in the link below or by visiting www.FaithfulAmerica.org. Let’s stand together in support … Continue reading →
Traditional Christian doctrine and theology has been employed as a weapon against transgender people for centuries. This paper considers the irony of this fact from the position that Jesus the Christ was arrested, arraigned and condemned at a religio-politically motivated … Continue reading →
By Rev. David E. Weekley First Congregational Church Natick, MA. Oct. 20, 2013 Family Diversity Project Exhibit Scripture Psalm 139:1-14 Luke 10:25-37 In and Out of the Ditch Thank you for inviting me to share worship with you today as … Continue reading →
Bishop Rawls is our friend, colleague and a Saint in my opinion….this video is important.
Ann Thompson Cook, co-director with Rev. Cedric A. Harmon, emailed us about the video this week. According to Ann, when Rev.Dr. Jamie Washington saw the video, he said it “will be such a blessing to many–it’s exactly what we need!”
This is the first of six videos featuring the personal stories of African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people who came of age in Black churches.
In this video produced by filmmaker Katina Parker, Bishop Rawls shares her own journey–growing up enthralled with Jesus, experiencing such condemnation based on her sexual orientation that she worked for years to deny that part of herself, her desperate questioning of God, and God’s surprising response.
Please watch now (it’s only 5 minutes) and share it on whatever social media you use — Facebook, Twitter, etc.
We received this letter from National Center for Transgender Equality this week. Will you help by calling your member of Congress? —————————————————————————————————————————————- We won’t let the government shutdown get in our way of immigration reform. This week, some U.S. House … Continue reading →
By Sharon Groves, Originally published: August 19 at 8:59 am at WashingtonPost.com. “Ultimately, the transgender question is about more than just sex. It’s about what it means to be human.” – Russell D. Moore, On Faith, Aug. 15 There are … Continue reading →
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