Category Archives: LGBTQIA

An Open Letter to Leaders of United Methodist Institutions of Higher Education

Photo: Duke Chapel, the ecumenical chapel at United Methodist related Duke University, allows same sex/same gender weddings.   Dear Leaders of United Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities: The decision of the 2019 General Conference of the United Methodist Church to … Continue reading

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The Golden Calves of the United Methodist Church

The amount of energy, organization, time, and money spent to keep persons who are LGBTQIA+ from full participation in the life and ministry of the United Methodist Church is shockingly high. This is the price of the idolatry of exclusion. … Continue reading

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Law and Order Christians

“Law and Order” was a dog whistle used by the Nixon campaign in its well documented Southern Strategy to take the White House. It was heard by many, especially in the South, as a way of putting black people back … Continue reading

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Just Being Faithful?

As a minister in the United Methodist Church, a denomination that is deeply divided over how we are to be in relationship with our sisters and brothers who are LGBTQI, I have on more than one occasion heard persons who … Continue reading

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Sacramental Meals

Pictured: Bob Publicover Celebration of communion is always meaningful for me, but the closet thing I have felt to divine presence in sharing a meal with others has not been in the sharing of the Eucharist in a church service … Continue reading

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